Years at CPLS: 2010-present
B.S., Elementary Education; Speech Communication with a minor in Political Science – Mankato State University, Minnesota
Masters’ in Education – Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts
Awards/Recognitions: Presidential Physical Fitness Award recipient every year, up to and including 6thgrade (school record holder for standing broad jump, 40 yd. dash, and pull-ups). My children will acknowledge that I hold the unofficial record for having killed the most snakes on our farm (the award is forthcoming).
Why I Teach at CPLS: The best answer is simply because this is right where God wants me! Since moving to Kansas in 2007 to teach 5th grade in Baldwin City, we had every intention of sending our two kids to CPLS, after they completed elementary school. Through a series of fortunate events and Divine intervention, I was offered a 7th grade teaching position at CPLS. Not only would our children have the opportunity to attend CPLS, but I would be going with them. We knew from our first tour of the school back in 2007, that this was a special place. Our family now knows, first hand, just how special it is. We are so happy to be here.
Personal Testimony: I became a Christian at an early age and was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home with two wonderful parents who loved the Lord. Reflecting back on my personal walk with God, I can see how His hand has been at work in my life, guiding me along the way. I wish I could say that the path has always been straight and always leading in the right direction, but I cannot. God, in His grace, has seen fit to love me anyway.
Activities/Extra-curriculars: yeoman farmer, exercise, all things out of doors.
Best Time to Contact: leave a message or email at any time. I will return calls or answer emails promptly.