How would you like the students to address you?
How long have you been at St. John School?
This will be my 7th year teaching at St. John's.
What grade/subject are you teaching? Staff - where will you be working?
I have taught 3rd grade for the past 7 years.
How long have you been teaching and/or when did you start teaching? If Staff - including St. Johns time, how long have you been doing the same type of job?
I have been involved in education for the past 35 years. I have held many different positions during these years: teacher, substitute teacher, office staff and administration.
What are a couple unique qualities/skills about you?
I love to read mystery books. I love trying to solve the mystery! Another past time I enjoy is to crochet and recently I have discovered the fun of using my Cricut machine! I love designing a project and then seeing the final result.
What are some personal items the families might like to know?
I have been married to my husband Mike for 33 years. We met in California and moved to Nebraska in 1991. I am a native Nebraskan and Mike is from Ohio. We have two children and one grandson. Emma is married to Joe. John is married to Kate. Colton is the apple of my eye!
Who is your favorite Saint and why?
Mary is my favorite saint. She is a wonderful example of being a mother, a teacher, and a spouse.
What is your favorite Bible or Saint quote?
“I can do all things through Christ would strengthens me.” - Philippians 4:13
What is your favorite prayer and why?
The Hail Mary is my favorite prayer. I find great comfort in praying to Mary and asking for her intercession.
Why did you choose to teach at a Catholic school? Or why did you choose to teach at St. John’s?
I feel very fortunate to be teaching a St. John’s. Since I started my teaching career, I have always wanted to teach at a Catholic school. It is such a joy to see students grow in faith and in their love for God.
Anything else you want to add?
I find great joy in teaching at a Catholic school! I am amazed each year with the students that enter my classroom, watching them grow in their faith and academically.