I began teaching at Portland Middle School in the 2000-2001 school year. I obtained my Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University with a General Science major and a Language Arts minor. I also have a Master's Degree in Reading from Grand Valley State University. My husband, Mark, is a teacher at the high school and our 3 kids are very involved in sports year round. We enjoy lots of time together with both of us being teacher's! We love our summers, same school vacations, and even those snow days!
In addition to teaching 7th and 8th grade science, I have also taken on the middle school Science Olympiad team. It has been an awesome experience and very popular with our students. It started as a club and quickly became an elective in it's second year. Students on the 2016-2017 team were State qualifiers placing 2nd at our Regional.