I love working at Washburn Elementary! In 2004 I graduated from Winona State University and later received my Masters degree from Saint Mary's University. Right now I am going to Hamline University so one day I can be an administrator. I have been teaching since 2004, and have had the opportunity to teach in Chicago, the Milwaukee area, and in/around the Twin Cities. I love working with students and families to make the time spent in my classroom both fun and challenging. In my spare time I love to run, visit new and exciting places, and take a lot of pictures... especially of the exciting places I've visited! I have a dog named Style. Style likes to play and have fun so on the weekends I make sure to take him on long walks and toss around the tennis ball.