Phone: 906-635-3839 Ext. 5932
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Education - May 2003 Northern Michigan University · Marquette, Michigan Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - May 1997 Northern Michigan University · Marquette, Michigan Endorsement in Mentally Impaired Minor: Psychology Certification Information: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (Elementary K-5 All Subj (K-8 Self CC)) Cognitive (Mental) Impairment (SA) K-12 Study Area: Mentally Handicapped (SA) K-8 Middle Level ZD 6-8 Self CC General Elementary K-5 (ZG) K-5 All Subjects; K-5 Self CC
I come from a family of many teachers. My grandmother was a teacher here in the Sault. My father was a music teacher for many years in Bark River, and my mother taught music in Escanaba. I also have 3 sisters who are teachers. My daughter, Erin, graduated from Sault Area Schools in 2009. She is working here in the Sault area as she ponders the next phase of her life!
I started my teaching career in the Resource Room at McKinley Elementary. I stayed there for 6 years, and then enjoyed 8 years as a Special Education teacher at Lincoln Elementary. Our classroom moved to the Middle School in 2012, and we had a VERY successful year! I moved to the High School in 2013. This year, we are looking at over 50 transition and LINK students! It's going to be a great year!
1980 - Graduate of Escanaba Area High School.
1983-1992 - Marketing Manager for Standard Oil and British Petroleum.
1997 - Northern Michigan University - Earned Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Elementary Education, a minor in Psychology, and an Endorsement in Mentally Impaired.
1998 - Hired by Sault Schools as a Special Education teacher.
2003 - Northern Michigan University - Earned Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education.
2003 - Sault Schools Helpful Teacher of the month for November.
2006 - PAC Special Education Teacher of the Year.
2011 - PAC Special Education Teacher of the Year.
2016 - PAC Special Education Teacher of the Year.
2016 - Sault Area Schools Employee of the Year.