This is my second year teaching at Poplar Bridge Elementary. Last year I taught 4th grade, and I'm excited to learn and explore with the 5th grade team this year. Previous to being at Poplar Bridge I was a reserve teacher for Bloomington and Richfield Public Schools. I received my undergrad degree from the University of MN-Twin Cities in English, my teaching degree and my Master's in Education from Augsburg University. I live in Richfield with my husband (Tim) and 3 children (Franklin, Walter and Rosemary). In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, playing with my kids, baking, playing board games, and going to concerts. I love Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Reese's peanut butter cups, coffee, chocolate, fireworks, parades, the color green, plants, and TEACHING! I am excited to work with my students and their families to create an engaging and welcoming experience for all.