Degrees and Certifications:
I value education and I am a life-long learner. Along with Elementary Principal certification, I hold certification in Early Childhood Education. My degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Educational Specialist in Elementary Administration. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. During my career, I have had experience teaching Third Grade, Second Grade, Kindergarten and Title I Kindergarten.
I have had the wonderful opportunity to receive reading comprehension strategy training from Ellin Keene and Debbie Miller and writing training from Ruth Culham and Matt Glover. I have also been fortunate to receive math training from Greg Tang and Char Forsten. A strong reading, writing, and math curriculum is essential to the academic success of students.
Personally, I have a wonderful husband named Brian and two super kids named Tucker and McKenzie. We live in Lee’s Summit. Tucker attends college at Northwest Missouri State University and McKenzie attends Blue Springs South.