Welcome to 3rd Grade! I am looking forward to working with the awesome families at Park Avenue this year! I have lived in Des Moines since 2009. I earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Grand View University in 2012. I earned a Master of Science in Teaching degree from Drake University in 2015. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake, going on road trips with friends, and reading.
Hello Park Avenue Families! I am so excited to be teaching third grade this year. I have spent the past four years as a special education associate here at Park Avenue. You may have seen me around the building or in the garden, where I love to be! Two years ago, I enrolled at Upper Iowa University and I graduated this past May with a BA in Elementary Education. My husband and I moved to Des Moines in August of 2005, and we welcomed our son in January of 2007. Our son was a student at Park Avenue and will be a seventh grader at Brody this year. I look forward to meeting my third graders and spending the year learning and growing together!
I enjoy teaching and being a 3rd grade teacher at Park Avenue. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Grand View University and Iowa State University. I completed my Masters degree from Graceland University in Curriculum and Instruction. I have two children and two kitty cats. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening and watching movies. I am looking forward to working with your child this year.