I have been a Social Studies teacher for Bloomington Schools since 1999, when I became a student teacher at Kennedy High School. Following student teaching, I was hired full-time at Kennedy and taught U.S. History (at the regular, skills and AP levels), U.S. Government, Civics, and Contemporary Issues. I taught at Kennedy for nine years and was hired as the Secondary District Instructional Mentor in 2009. I mentored new teachers in all five secondary buildings for three years. While mentoring, I fell in love with middle school. I am very excited to be starting my 9th year teaching at Olson! I love it here!
Outside of teaching, one of my greatest passions is my family. I have been married for 19 years to an avid Vikings fan. We have two beautiful children. My daughter is 15 years old (10th grade) and my son is 11 years old (6th grade). We are on the go! I love spending time with my family! I enjoy watching my kids play soccer, basketball, and mountain bike, as well as enjoyng photography, exploring the world around me, traveling, spending time outstide (especially on the boat), and I love to read!