I live in Liberty, MO with my husband Jeff and daughter Brooke. Brooke is 21 years old and is a senior at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. I graduated from Liberty High School in May 1990. I received a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education in May 1994 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. Then in May 2002, I got my Masters in Collaborative Teaching from Graceland University. This is my 23rd year in education. I taught 4th grade for three years at Climax Springs School District. I’ve been at KCIA since July of 1999. My hobbies include teaching classes at Pak’s Academy in Liberty where I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I’ve truly enjoyed my time at KCIA and I’m excited to teach 5th grade again this year!