I graduated from the University of Illinois-Champaign in 1992 with a Masters in Speech and Hearing Science. I began my career in the medical field and then began to work in the field of education during the 1999-2000 school year. I have worked in many of the Kenosha elementary schools and this is my second year on staff at Forest Park Elementary. While completeing my Master’s degree I became a firefighter/paramedic with the Village of Pleasant Prairie and worked for the village for 26+ years until my retirement in the summer of 2015. My husband and I have a teenage daughter and two grade school sons. I love interacting with students and families and am looking forward to a fabulous year of learning.