I am very excited and blessed to be teaching 2nd grade this coming school year. I grew up in Mankato, MN, attended MVL and Martin Luther College in New Ulm. I graduated from MLC in 1999 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in music. Currently I live in New Ulm with my husband Tim of 20 years, my 2 year old son, Anthony and our 4 dogs.

After college I taught 1st and 2nd grade for 1 year in Nicollet, MN. I have taught preschool at Osceola, WI, taught band, piano and organ lessons for Christ Lutheran School in North St. Paul, and was a teacher/preschool director in Duluth, MN. I have a deep love of church music and have been involved in a number of congregations in various ways. I have been an adult choir director, director of Sunday school music, played organ and piano for church services, and accompanied choirs since high school. I look forward to the opportunity of also directing Eternal Flame this coming year.

Besides teaching, I have been a retail store manager for various companies in the past 13 years. But I am excited to be back teaching Jesus’ little lambs about the love of Christ. I look forward in being a part of St. John church and school.