I live in Liberty, MO with my husband Jeff and daughter Brooke. Jeff is a Fraud Manager at US Bank. Brooke is 22 years old and just graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO with a degree in Mass Media, and is working on her Master’s degree online at UCM this fall. I was born and raised in the Kansas City area. 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 24th year in education. I taught 4th grade for three years at Climax Springs School District which is near the Lake of the Ozarks. I’ve been at KCIA since July of 1999 where I’ve taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. My hobbies include Taekwondo and traveling. I am an instructor at Pak’s Academy in Liberty where I have a black belt in Taekwondo. My favorite places to travel are Walt Disney World in Florida and taking cruises to various places. I’ve truly enjoyed my time at KCIA and I’m excited to teach 5th grade again this year!