• Welcome to first grade!  I am looking  forward to an exciting school year.  

    This is my 17th year teaching.  I began my teaching career in Minnesota, where I taught for 3 years.  After moving to North Carolina I taught at Lawsonville Elementary for 9 years.  When my daughter was born, I wanted to move to GCS before she started Kindergarten, since we live in the district.  I began my first year in GCS at Southern Elementary in Greensboro.  Although it was a great school, I was looking for something closer to home and daycare.  So the following year I transferred to Pilot  in Greensboro, which was only minutes away from daycare.  I had planned on staying there for a while; however, a wonderful opportunity arose to come to Oak Ridge.  Now I am minutes away from home.  I have taught all grades K-6 with the exception of 5th grade.  This is my third year at Oak Ridge, and I love it here.  I graduated with my bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin - River Falls.  I also hold a master's degree in Reading Education form Appalachian State University.