From a small farm near Green Bay to living in the big city of Chicago, I have found Minneapolis to be the perfect place to settle and raise my family of 2 little girls. I have taught high school at a charter in Chicago and middle school for 4 years in Minnetonka. I began my teaching career as a student teacher and building sub at Olson almost 10 years ago, so I feel that I've returned home! I am passionate about using language arts to have deeper conversations about what it means to be a person on this planet and to allow my students to further explore their emerging identitites. Most importantly, this is a final year to brush up or infuse students with powerful writing skills to be better prepared for their first year of high school next year!