Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education & History from Luther College. Masters of Science in Educational Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University.
I've lived in Alaska pretty much my whole life and went to some of the same schools that many of my students have growing up. I graduated in 2000 and headed to Decorah, Iowa, to attend Luther College. I majored in Elementary Education and History and graduated in 2004. I taught in a special education classroom at Wasilla High in 2006-2007, spent two years at Mid-Valley High School (now American Charter Academy), then I returned to Wasilla High for 12 years, before making my most recent move to Houston Junior/Senior High School. I've spent a lot of time coaching baseball and basketball over the years and the sporting world remains a big interest in life. In addition cheering on my favorite teams I enjoy reading, writing, and music, as well as spending time with family and friends.