I grew up on a small farm south of Hartford and went to West Central. I graduated from West Central in 2000 and from there I continued my education at South Dakota State University. In 2004 I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelors in Music Education. This is my 11th year of teaching and my 7th year at West Central. I live just a quarter of a mile from where I grew up with my wonderful husband, Chad. I love to travel in the summer and I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog. I have one dog named Daisy. I also love to go to sprint car races and every summer I go to the Knoxville Nationals in Iowa. Other fun hobbies that I enjoy to do are gardening, cross stitch, and reading.