This is my 19th year of teaching. During my first year of teaching, I taught 3rd grade at Epiphany Grade School. The next 5 years I taught 2nd grade at Brigham Elementary. I taught at Prairieland since it opened in 1999-2000 school year until the opening of Benjamin Elementary in 2009! I am very proud and happy to be a Benjamin Bear and have the privilege of being a part of this beautiful school. I graduated fromBloomington High School where I had the unique experience of having my father as a teacher and a coach. My mother is also a retired teacher from Bloomington High School, but I wasn’t lucky enough to have her for a teacher. I also have two daughters, Carly and Camry, and a son, Chase. They are all lucky to be Benjamin Bears! My husband is a teacher in Unit #5 as well and teaches adapted P.E. at Grove, Northpoint, and Pepper Ridge. He also teaches teenagers to drive... kinda scary! I will stick with the little ones! I think it is pretty obvious that teaching is literally in my “blood”. I graduated from Illinois State University and received my master’s degree in Administration.