I have thirty years of experience teaching early childhood and elementary school, with twenty five years in teaching kindergarten. I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, with fifteen hours of Master's work at Purdue University. I have taught school in four states - Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee and Arkansas.
I am originally from Tennessee, and have lived in Muscatine for the past sixteen years. My husband Dave and I have two daughters, Kylie and Christie, one son-in-law and two grandchildren that I adore. Kylie lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children, while Christie is a sophomore majoring in education at UNI.
Our favorite family vacation spot is the Great Smokey Mountains in East Tennessee. I enjoy reading, going to movies, visiting with family (particularly grandchildren), walking, and growing flowers in the summertime. I also love the sense of wonder and humor of five year olds.