I graduated from Liberal High School in 2005 and attended college at Seward County Community College from 2005-2007 and Kansas State University from 2009-2013. Originally I focussed on journalism, but eventually changed my degree to English Education once I tranferred to KSU in 2009. While I lived in Manhattan I worked a full time job and attended classes part time.
I greatly value the education that I recieved from both of these institutions, and I still maintain professional and personal relationships with my professors and advisors from both SCCC and KSU.
Bachelor's of Science for English Education, 5-12
Certified for Speech and Theater 6-12
This year I attended the AVID Summer Institute in Denver.
This will be my first year teaching at South Middle School. I will have two classes of Pre AP Language Arts, and two classes of Intensive Reading. I am also the Assistant Coach for Debate and Forensics at LHS, and a Sponsor for NJHS.
Last year I taught 11th Grade Language Arts, Speech, and Forensics, at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, which is located between McPherson and Salina.
I student taught 8th Grade Language Arts at Junction City Middle School, and did most of my early field experience work between Ft. Riley and Junction City.
When I am not in the classroom I try to spend as much time as I can enjoying some form of physical activity. Not because I try to mind my waistline, calories, and personal achievements, but simply because I like to move around. I will usually run a few times a week if I make time for it, and I love to play tennis whenever I can find people to play. I try to get to a state park for fishing a few times a month, especially when the weather is nice. When I lived in Manhattan, a favorite pastime of ours was to play frisbee golf and take Claire to the dog park. When the weather turns bad, I can usually be found reading books that nobody cares about, and watching cartoons, horror movies, or football. When I have the time and money for it, I love to go to concerts, art galleries, and comedy shows.