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.