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I grew up in Portland, Indiana. I graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 1990 with a teaching degree. I married my husband Mark in 1992. I have been teaching for 19 years. We moved to Muncie after college and then to Indianapolis a few years later. We made the move to North Carolina in 2006. I have three adult sons Camron, Alec and Jared. We also have a Golden Retriever named Allie.
I have taught all grades in elementary K-5 except 3rd and even a year as a computer lab teacher. I truly enjoy 1st grade! This is my favorite curriculum as well as the age of the students. I love to see them progress their reading, math and social skills at these early stages.
When I am not teaching I enjoy reading and enjoy doing crafts. My boys tell me I am a book worm. We enjoy travelling and visiting family and friends.