I have been teaching since 2003. My first year at Mankato Public Schools was in 2017. Prior to coming to Mankato Public Schools, I was a teacher, coach, and administrator at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.
Hobbies: coaching/watching sports, teaching, reading, learning new things, researching, hanging out with my family, playing Playstation, watching movies, and relaxing.
Heroes: All people that demonstrate the core values such as: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
*High School Diploma: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School in May of 1998
*Varsity Coaching Certificate: November 2001-NFHS Coaches Education Program
*Undergraduate: Minnesota State University, Mankato/ Graduated Cum Laude in December of 2002 with a degree in Elementary Education & Middle School Social Studies
*Driver's Education Graduate Certificate: Saint Cloud State University in December of 2005.
*Master's Degree: Master’s in Education-Teaching and Learning in May of 2006 from Saint Mary's University, Winona, MN.
*Educational Administration: K-12 Principal in May of 2009 from Minnesota State University, Mankato
*Goal: Continue to be a lifelong learner and continue to improve my craft as a teacher.
I was a Combat Engineer in the United States Army Reserve from 2000-2003
Three of my four children are adopted
I have had three knee surgeries
I am persistent...I never give up!
Gas station canopy fell on me
I had Lasik Eye Surgery
I had my appendix taken out
I know a few card tricks
- I can be a jokester
6th Grade Science Teacher
Prairie Winds Middle School
1200 Prairie Winds Drive
Mankato, MN 56001