My undergraduate degree was earned in Middle and Secondary Home Economics Education at the University of Wisconsin Madison. I completed graduate work in Early Childhood Education at Cardinal Stritch University. I have Synodical certification at both the early childhood and secondary levels. During my teaching career, I have taught at Synod preschools, substitute taught at Lutheran elementary schools and public schools, taught classes at the local Middle School during the summer, served as an instructor at Madison Area Technical College, and served as an adjunct professor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. When my children were young, I operated a state-licensed child care center and ran a before and after school program at the local public elementary school.
Here I teach Family and Consumer Science. The courses I teach allow students to attain hands-on skills that can be used throughout life.
My husband Alan and I have five children. All five are graduates of Lakeside Lutheran. Two of our four daughters are married and we have two young granddaughters and a new grandson. We have been residents of Lake Mills for our entire married life.
I enjoy singing in the church choir, scrapbooking, taking photos, baking, sewing, and working in my flower garden. I love writing and reading historic fiction. Currently I’m writing a YA novel that was, in part, inspired by a LLHS student who died from cancer.