Welcome to 4 th grade! I am so excited to begin our journey together! I began my teaching
career with Jefferson City Public Schools where I taught fourth grade for six years. After my
oldest daughter, Emma, was born, I decided to put my teaching career on hold to stay home
with her. As our family grew, I enjoyed being a stay-at-home-mom and decided to continue for
13 years with all four of our daughters: Emma, Anna, Leah, and Tessa. When Tessa started
kindergarten, I eased back into teaching by taking a half-day position at St. Mary School in
Frankenstein where I taught a combined class of first and second grade students. I then
transitioned back to teaching full time at Fatima Elementary, where I taught first and second
grade for three years. The past six years I have been at St. Mary School in Frankenstein where I
was the principal. I also taught first and second grade language arts and fifth and sixth grade
religion. I am very excited to be teaching full time again!
My husband Bob and I live in Frankenstein with our four daughters, four dogs, too many cats to
count, two guinea pigs, and a turtle. We love living in the quiet, supportive community of
Frankenstein. Over the years we have spent a lot of time watching our girls play volleyball. This
will be the first time in 12 years that we have only one daughter playing. Tessa will be a
sophomore at Fatima High School. Emma is completing fieldwork and will graduate in January
with her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Maryville University in St. Louis. Anna
has her certification in pet training and grooming and is currently working toward a business
degree at State Tech. Leah will be a freshman at Maryville University in St. Louis where she will
be majoring in elementary education. I love spending time with my family and being outdoors.
I am looking forward to getting to know my new students and their families while supporting
everyone as we learn and grow together in our faith and academics.