6th Grade Math and Science
Middle School Algebra I
Bachelor of Science Degree, Biological Sciences Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Campus
Work toward a Master’s Degree at Webster University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and U.W. Stevens Point
Middle School Classroom #122
ULS Extention #2122
Teaching math and science to middle schoolers is an ever changing, challenging, but immensely rewarding profession. After high school, archaeology and anthropology were professions of interest to me. Discovering the relics of ancient civilizations was a fascinating option in the world of science. Other goals for my life made archaeology less desirable. Most of the present and the previous generation in my family either are or were at one time teachers. I found that I too found the profession rewarding. Teaching 6th grade math and science in a block schedule is a very exciting experience for me. My entire teaching career has been at the middle school level, beginning with 7th grade biological science, then math and science from the 4th to the 8th grade level, and even some readers’ and writers’ workshop and gym classes. Before joining the team at ULS, I most recently taught at a small private 4k through 8th school in Oconomowoc called IMPACT School and then as a teacher in the Child Center residency program at Rogers Memorial Hospital. I was graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with a B.S. in Education and a major in biological science. Working toward a Master’s degree, I have taken classes through U.W. Madison, U.W. Stevens Point, and Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri.
I live in Oconomowoc with my husband Jack. Our son Matt is living and working in Minneapolis. Reading is my favorite pastime, especially young adult fiction. Singing in vocal choirs and ringing handbells are among my other favorite avocations. My husband and I share our home with a black and tan English cockerspaniel named Gillie.