I am originally from Northwestern Minnesota, where I was raised on a small family grain farm. I graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Since moving to Idaho, I have completed the ABCTE teaching certification and am enjoying the challenges and rewards of first grade teaching. Each year is a learning experience and I am enjoying watching the students move up through the grades. When not in school, I love to go back to Minnesota and enjoy the lakes, visit my family, and hang out with my kids.