Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?
St Cloud State - undergrad, University of St Mary's - masters
When did you begin working at Park Center?
I student taught here in 1991. Then I was hired full time from 1997-2002. For the next 8 years I worked in retail management. In 2010 I decided to return to education and work for an online school and at OSH. Now I am back, full circle.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching and learning is a process. As a teacher, I engage in this process with my students. We both continue to learn through hard work and mistakes, with humor, and by celebrating our successes and building upon them.
Why did you choose your profession?
My mom suggested it. She was also the one who insisted I travel to Spain in high school.
In what room(s) can you commonly be found?
336 - I come early and stay late
What is your favorite quote?
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
- David Burns, Intimate Connections
I am addicted to paper and scrapbooking.
Advice for students going to college?
Continue to take the classes you like and are good at. By doing so, you will land in a career you enjoy.
Sum up your career at Park Center in one word
Biggest pet peeve?
Not working hard. Always, always give it your all.
If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?
Been there (retail.) Done that. I am in education to stay. It took me a while to figure out this is where I belong.