Welcome to my spot on the North High Website!
I’ve taught in the special education department at North for the past 12 years. Every day brings new challenges and there is never a dull moment. I truly love what I do.
Special education is something that has always been very close to my heart. My older brother was born with significant cognitive delays and spent the first 18 years of his life attending Lightfoot School in Sheboygan Falls. I would frequently visit him at school and knew that working with the special education population was something I wanted to do. Watching my brother both struggle and persevere throughout his life has helped shape me into the caring and compassionate person I am today.
After graduating from Plymouth High School in 1998, I spent two years at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and eventually transferred to UW-Oshkosh where I earned a PK-12 Cross Categorical Special Education degree. I began teaching at North in 2004, shortly after graduation and have been here ever since. In 2007, I earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through National Louis University. In recent years, I have worked primarily with students on the autism spectrum and have had the opportunity to attend various conferences and courses designed to teach adolescents with executive functioning and social skill deficits.
When not at school, I enjoy spending time with my children, reading, and scrapbooking.