I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended grade school at Zion Lutheran School and high school at Concordia Lutheran. I then attended Concordia University, Chicago. I student taught here at Concordia and was extended a call to serve here the following year. I am currently in my 29th year of teaching, all here at Concordia. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades as well as Art to all grades. My husband Andy and I have 3 children: Austen, Alli, and Alex.