WOW!!! I’m excited to be at Forest Park School teaching with a great staff and wonderful children for the past 28 years. I’ve taught first and second grades, but the majority of my teaching has been in fourth grade. I graduated from UW Parkside with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. I have also extended my education with a Master’s Degree focusing on creative writing from National Louis University. I have a family that is very important to me. I’m married to my husband, Tony, and we have two wonderful children – my daughter, Tara, and my son, Tanner. Our newest addition is a curious puppy named Tucker! The many activities I enjoy include – biking, playing volleyball, cooking, baking, reading, shopping, scrapbooking, and exercising. However, spending time with family is my most enjoyable activity! My passion is working with children and watching them grow and gain the confidence to become independent learners everyday!