I spent most of my childhood in Burnsville, Minnesota, and graduated from Burnsville High School in 1978. I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1982 with a degree in K-6 Elementary Education and Special Education and took graduate classes at Minnesota State University-Mankato for additional SpEd licenses. I have been teaching in the Mountain Lake Public Schools since college graduation, and I'm proud to say that I continue to enjoy working in the career field that I chose back in ninth grade!
My schedule and curriculum vary from day to day, as I try to meet the academic and emotional needs of my individual students. Generally, I teach seventh through twelfth grade SpEd students in the areas of reading, writing, math, study skills, and organization skills.
Goals For My Students
1. Have fun learning and cooperating together!
2. Improve core academic skills.
3. Improve study habits.
4. Improve computer skills.
5. Plan and prepare for the future.
1. Come well-rested and ready to learn. Get a good night’s sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast.
2. Come prepared and on time. Bring your supplies, books, and homework.
3. Participate in class appropriately.
4. Use good listening skills.
5. Write neatly.
6. Always try your personal best!
My family includes my husband, Brent; our farm cat, Bitey; and our German Shepherd Dogs, Raleigh and Piper. During my free-time I enjoy reading, flower gardening, and riding motorcycles. I also enjoy teaching at our own motorcycle training school, Ride Safe, Ride Smart! Motorcycle Safety Training, located in Fairmont and Windom.