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I was raised in Missouri and attended school from Kindergarten through college in my hometown. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri. I majored in elementary education and minored in history. This will be my second year at Island teaching 7th grade. I have taught 2nd through 6th grades at my previous teaching locations. My family and I moved to Lemoore 2 years ago on my husband’s orders. He is active duty Navy which has allowed us to live in Japan, Washington, and here. We are going to call the area home for at least the next 4 years and even purchased a home last year in Hanford. I have 2 children, Jesse and Christine. They were both born in Japan and attend school here at Island. Jesse is in 6th grade, and Christine is in 1st. I collect owls and my favorite color is purple. I enjoy going to church, being out in nature, walking my dogs, and spending time with my family. Teaching is my heart and passion. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Watching children learn and be successful is what I enjoy most.