I am in my 12th year of teaching. I have been with Kansas City International Academy for all 12 years, previously as Della Lamb Charter. 5th grade is my specialty and where my heart lies because they are capable of changing the world. I spent my early university years in Warrensburg, MO at the University of Central Missouri and completed my education degree in Springfield at Missouri State University. I earned my Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language through the University of Central Missouri. My husband and I have 2 dogs that we call our fur babies. Reading and sewing are my passions. I love to play volleyball and go walking at dusk with my husband and dogs. I am excited this year to learn more about each student in the classroom and what makes them excited to learn. This year we will work on building a community that supports each other and I can’t wait to see our learners making a difference.