Degrees and Certifications:
The 2020-2021 school year begins my 9th year teaching at Jackson Local Schools. I have had the pleasure of working in two of Jackson's elementary buildings - Lake Cable and Sauder. I have 5 years of previous teaching experience in first grade and 3 years of teaching experience in fourth grade where I taught math and science. Some of you may recognize me or my name if your older brother or sister had me as their fourth grade teacher!
My husband, Chris, and I got married in the summer of 2017. I have two wonderful step daughters. Lilly is 8 years old and in second grade. Olivia is 6 years old and in first grade. Our newest addition to our family is baby Piper. She was born December 2019 and has made our family and hearts full. Our lives are busy, hectic, and loud, but we enjoy the chaos as it comes.
I believe family dinners are important and utilizing family time on the weekends to relax and recharge from the work week is a necessity. Although, your child will have weekly/nightly homework to practice important skills, their time with you and their siblings is important. Please communicate with me if you believe your child is spending more than the average amount of time on homework each night/week. I will do my very best to never give homework over the weekend so that ample family time can be given for you to create long lasting memories with your kids! At times, there might be makeup work or a project that will be given over the weekend to wrap up.
As a parent, I realize last minute things come up, morning issues arise, late nights happen, and unexpected circumstances occur. Please communicate with me so that I can help aid you when things happen unexpectedly. You can let me know in a note, e-mail, or via phone call. We will solve issues together, give extended time on homework, or problem solve as needed.
There will be many questions this school year, new worries to fret over, and many aspects about 2020 that may feel misunderstood. The school and I are here to help guide you and answer your questions. We understand your frustrations. For the first time (since March), educators are asking parents to step up in a way that was never needed before. Teachers appreciate you and your efforts (even when they're not 100% correct!) Keep doing your best to help your child and the teachers will fill in the gaps along the way. I will be working with your child in class or with families over Polaris to help you and your child navigate our different resources online that we will use this school year.
At times, the school may have last minute changes that were unpredicted. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being understanding, flexible, and compassionate towards these unforeseen circumstances!