Family and Consumer Science
Fundamentals of Food Preparation
Advanced Food Preparation
Clothing and Construction
Ag Business and Marketing
Jr. High US History
Jr. High Geography
Mark, my husband, and I have been married for almost 30 years. We have 6 children- 25-12 years of age. I am busy most days with school and nights with sports, grading, or family. When I do have free time I love listening to audiobooks, cooking, and being with my family especially our granddaughter.
I have been a part of education for almost 30 years. I knew I wanted to teach kids from my teenage years as a youth leader in 4-H. I graduated from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus with a BS in Home Economics. Most of my teaching experience and curriculum development has been through the University of Minnesota Extension in the Nutrition Education and 4-H Programs.
Since 2014, I have been teaching in the traditional classroom. I have had many opportunities at Heron Lake-Okabena including paraprofessional, Title teacher, substitute teacher, Community Education Director and Instructor, EFCE Instructor and currently Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Jr. High Social Studies Teacher and a short stint as Lunch Lady:) I am continuing my education in History through Southwest Minnesota State University. I believe no one should ever stop learning. Everyday I learn something new from my students, co-workers, family or just life! I encourage my students to do the same.
My heart has always been in teaching youth through school, 4-H, church, and other community events. I love to teach students how to cook and bake. The motivation to make a difference in the lives of students continues to challenge me. Every day is an adventure for my students and myself!.