I knew in the second grade that I wanted to be a teacher. I grew up in Findlay and attended Findlay High School. In 1992, I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University. I took some graduate courses at The Ohio State University when I lived in Upper Arlington. In 2000, I participated in a year-long science grant at the University of Findlay, and, from there, went on to earn my Master of Arts degree in education. I was a Hancock County Golden Apple semi-finalist in October 2016. In 2017, I was nominated for the Diocesan Golden Apple award. This is my 22nd year teaching at St. Michael School. It has been my great joy to share in the lives of so many wonderful children and their families during my time here at St. Michael.
Ryan and I went ziplining in the Tongass Rain Forest on June 13th when we were in Ketchikan. This is a photo of Ryan. He was fearless and joyful! I was fearful and joyless, but there was only one viable way back to land once I stepped off the first of eight platforms!! I still get queasy when I look at this photo and see how high up we were!