Starting in grade school, it was always my dream to become a teacher. To pursue that dream, I attended the College of St. Benedict and earned a major in Elementary Education, as well as a minor in Mathematics. Before coming to All Saints, I taught at St. Wenceslaus School in New Prague and Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Edina. During my time at OLG, I earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas. (My allegiance still lies with CSB/SJU. Go Bennies and Johnnies!) From there, I went on get my K-12 Reading Specialist licensure and training in Orton-Gillingham Level I, because I am passionate about developing a love of reading in all students. I enjoy being a teacher AND a librarian for that reason!
I attended school in grades 3-12 with Mrs. Clark, earned a Masters degree with Mrs. Falvey, and taught 5th grade with Mr. Kelley. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, gardening, traveling, biking, hiking, and shopping for bargains.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)