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“A person’s a person no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss
I grew up and went to school in Milwaukee. I attended UW Milwaukee and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood. (Pre-kindergarten – 3rdgrade). I taught for the first 5 years in Milwaukee Public Schools at Frances Starms. We then moved to Erin where I was offered a part time 4K position. I taught 4K here at Erin for 2 years and then was offered a full time 1st grade position in 2002 when the previous teacher retired. I was in first grade for 12 years and moved back to 4K in 2013. In spring of 2010 I graduated with a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Carroll University.
My family had lived in the Town of Erin since 1998. I have 2 daughters. My oldest finished grad school at Carroll University and is an amazing PA in Madison. My youngest is a junior at UW La Crosse and hopes to someday work for NASA.
I decided that a career in teaching was for me when I was much younger. I have always been happy when working with children and watching them grow. There is nothing better than seeing the smiles on their faces and helping to guide the leaders of our future into wonderful learners and problem solvers.
I expect my students to try their best to reach the goals and benchmarks that are listed on the progress report in showing growth in all of our various areas. It is understood that things might be difficult for the children at times, as this is often times their first structured school type setting. I am here to help our youngest students grow and learn in a fun and safe environment. The growth from the beginning of 4K to the end is very large. I am always amazed by it. I am there to help make that process as rewarding and individualized as possible and set the foundation for years to come. The students and I work as a team to learn something new every day. The environment is hands-on most of the time. It is safe and fun and will hopefully prove to be a place that your child enjoys coming to each day. Learning should be fun and children should be encouraged to respect each other and themselves. They are also encouraged to be themselves and have their own voice.