I have taught a variety of age groups ranging from first grade, when I did my student teaching, to adults when I taught education classes at Cardinal Stritch and Carroll Universities. But the greatest joy of my educational profession has been teaching fourth grade. Here at Erin I teach English/ Language Arts which includes reading, spelling, writing, and speaking. I also teach science that includes several units such as the studies of plants, electricity and land and water.
My educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s of science degree in education and geography from Carroll and a Master’s Degree in reading from Cardinal Stritch. I have also taken numerous graduate courses from UW Madison and UW Milwaukee and enjoy keeping current in the areas of technology and learning theory. In 2003 I won the Kohl Fellowship Award for Erin School and was one of the winners for CESA 6.
I have been teaching at Erin for twenty three years. I began in the middle school as the reading and English teacher. I was there for eighteen years when I came to fourth grade, and felt like a first year teacher again for a while. This is a wonderful grade level and I am so very happy I can experience the joy of teaching and learning with these eager young students.
As the middle school Christmas program approaches, I am busy working with Mr. Meisel, Mrs. Schuler
and eighth graders who will appear in the middle school holiday musical.
On a personal note, I am married, have two grown sons and four cats. I love all things Victorian which includes antique dolls and toys. In the summer I love to walk for exercise and read those great books that I can’t get to during the school year.