I have had the privilege of teaching for the Spearfish School District since 1983. I started at East Elementary as the Title I teacher and did that for three years, then moved to fifth grade. I enjoyed my fifth graders for 19 years, then moved back into my present position as a Title I teacher.

I graduated from Black Hills State University with my BS degree in elementary education and special education in 1982. Then I returned and received my masters as a reading specialist in 2006. I truly believe we are never done learning and enjoy encouraging others to enjoy the journey we are all on to become the best we can be in life!

My husband Paul and I have raised two beautiful daughters that graduated from the Spearfish School District and attended Black Hills State University. We are now at the stage of life where we are enjoying grandchildren and spending time together camping, fishing, and gardening. I am looking forward to several more years at Creekside Elementary where the students and staff alike always help me look at life with a thankful heart and appreciation for our blessings!!!