I was born and raised in Jefferson City, MO.  I attended grade school, high school and college right there in my home town.  I was married to my childhood sweetheart in 1973.  We moved to Harbor Beach,  Michigan, where my husband was currently teaching at Zion Lutheran  School.  I became a part of that staff, teaching grades K, 1 and 2.  Two years later, we returned to Missouri to be close to family.  We both began teaching at Hope Lutheran School in St. Ann, MO.  I taught a morning Kindergarten and Language Art in grades 3-8 in the afternoon.  Five years later I accepted a position as First Grade teacher at River Roads Lutheran School in St. Louis.  Six years later, I started an All Day Kindergarten at that school.  I continued that ministry for the next 12 years.  I then became a part of the Atonement Family.  This is my 26th year as Atonement's Kindergarten teacher. 
I love teaching young children, but Kindergarten is my favorite.  They are so eager to learn, and everything is exciting for them.  I consider it a privilege to teach these children about their Jesus, their Savior.

In my leisure time, I enjoy sewing, crafts, reading and walking.