This is my 21st year of teaching with 11 years at KCIA. Last year was my first year teaching the Sheltered ELL, but most of my years teaching have been with ELL students. Have a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from University of Central Missouri where I also completed my certification for teaching ELL. I began my teaching career teaching Special Education in Richmond, Missouri. Then I taught 4th grade for seven years on the island of Saipan in the Northern Marianas Islands. For such a small island, it is a quite diverse place. It was my first experience teaching students with limited English abilities. I was hooked and have taught ELLs ever since! Last year was my first year teaching in the sheltered classroom and I am excited for the new year. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and doing crafts.