I am a product of Unit 5, attending Parkside Elementary, Parkside Jr. High, and graduating from Normal West High School. While obtaining my degree in elementary education at Illinois State University, I was a counselor at the before and after school program for several local elementary schools, including Oakdale. After graduating from ISU in 2011 I was hired as a 4th grade teacher at Oakdale and became a 5th grade teacher in 2016. In 2015 I returned to ISU and am working towards my Masters Degree in Administration. I love working at Oakdale with such a supportive team, staff, and the best students in the world!