How would you like the students to address you?
How long have you been at St. John School?
This is my second year at St. John's and I am so excited to teach preschool again this year!
What grade/subject are you teaching? Staff - where will you be working?
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?
This will be my 13th year of teaching. This is my second year at St. Johns teaching preschool.
What are a couple unique qualities/skills about you?
I graduated from Doane College with a degree in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood Endorsement. Before St. Johns, I taught nine years as a kindergarten teacher at Norwood Park Elementary School in Lincoln. The two years before that, I taught kindergarten at Beatrice, Nebraska and at Gering, Nebraska (where I grew up).
What are some personal items the families might like to know?
I live in Waverly with my husband Dan and we have three little girls (eight, six, and three years old). We go to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lincoln and my daughters attend St. Patrick’s Catholic School. I am excited to have the opportunity to grow with students in their faith and education.
Who is your favorite Saint and why?
My favorite Saint is St. Gianna Beretta Molla because she is the patron saint for mothers, physicians, and unborn children. There is such beauty in everybody’s life and each child deserves to have that life and love with Jesus. Abortion takes that life away and I like that she stood up for unborn children and mothers.
What is your favorite Bible or Saint quote?
“My favorite Saint quote is: Love cannot remain by itself-it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.” - Mother Teresa
What is your favorite prayer and why?
My favorite prayer is The Guardian Angel prayer because I love that you have your guardian angel always there with you and helping to keep you safe in the world.
Why did you choose to teach at a Catholic school? Or why did you choose to teach at St. John’s?
I chose to teach at St. John’s because I love the community the staff and students bring into our school. We have a strong connection with each other through prayer and service. I love having the opportunity to grow with students in their faith and education.
Anything else you want to add?
I am excited to get to know you and your child this year. My favorite part of teaching is watching the students grow and learn. We can work as a team to give your child numerous learning opportunities at home and school! I appreciate all that you do and am looking forward to a great year!