I grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan and attended Martin Luther School in Madison Heights, MI for grades K-8. I attended Michigan Lutheran Seminary for high school, living in the dormitory and growing in my childhood desire to be a Lutheran school teacher. I had the blessing of having my mother be one of my first teachers, teaching me in Kindergarten. My parents were both big supporters of Christian education. I have one brother who also is a WELS teacher.
In 2000 I graduated from MLC. My first call was to Bethlehem, Hortonville. I taught there for eleven years. The first nine years I taught 6th grade and the last two in a departmentalized setting, teaching mostly Language Arts for grades 5-8, along with some history and music. For several years, I subbed in our area Lutheran schools and also had two part-time calls at Riverview in Appleton and Bethlehem in Hortonville. These calls were both for 7th and 8th grades, again teaching mostly Language Arts.
In 2015, Emanuel called me to teach 6th grade for a year. In spring of 2016, Emanuel again called me to teach in the upper grades. I will be teaching 5-8 Language Arts and a variety of other classes.
Just a few weeks after graduation from MLC, I married my husband John. We have been blessed with three children, Aliya, Nathan, and Lily. Our family enjoys camping, fishing, and riding bikes in the summer. We also enjoy sledding and board games in the winter. Despite growing up in Michigan, I am an avid Packers fan. I also enjoy reading, playing organ and piano, cooking, and baking. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family and activities with my children.