I began my teaching career at the elementary level in Sedalia and later taught language arts and social studies at the middle school level in Columbia. While in Columbia, I served two years as a Teaching Fellows Mentor and Clinical Associate for the University of Missouri in the Teaching Fellowship Program. During that time I supported four teaching fellows, supervised student teachers, and taught two courses for undergraduate and graduate students.
I transitioned into administration after eleven years in the classroom setting, serving as assistant principal and principal at Excelsior Springs Middle School for nine years. Regardless of the assignment, I value collaboration, inquiry, and problem solving in the service of students, staff and colleagues. Reflective practice and the commitment to continuous learning have been integral parts of my development and practice as an educator. I look forward to connecting with other educators, sharing and learning from their expertise.
Saint Louis University Ed.D. Educational Leadership
University of Missouri Ed.S. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Lindenwood University M.A. Education
University of Missouri B.S. Elementary Education