Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?
I graduated from Edina High School in 1995. I went on to get my BA in Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature and my BS in Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota. After working as a mortician, I met my husband who introduced the idea of working in a school to me (he was a teacher). I worked as the Media Para and Volunteer Coordinator at BJH one year and then worked in the Communications Department for Hennepin County Library. I am happy to be coming back to District 279 and excited to work at PCSH!
How long have you worked at Park Center?
What is your teaching philosophy?
I don’t teach but I believe that a good teacher knows how to communicate effectively and relate academic subjects to the students’ lives. The greatest teachers teach from the heart.
Why did you choose your profession?
I have a passion for education, love working with people and enjoy working in an academic setting.
What is your favorite quote?
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”-Anne Frank
In what room(s) can you commonly be found?
The Student Support Office or Ms. Parpart’s office
I enjoy spending time with my husband Tony and daughter Sammy. I love to read and watch movies. Travel is a passion of mine. I enjoy listening to a variety of music types.
Advice for students going to college?
Take advantage of the many opportunities available to you. Seek out whatever piques your interest.
Biggest pet peeve?
Sum up your career at Park Center in one word
If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?
I dream of being a travel photojournalist.