Middle School Teacher
7th Grade Science
8th Grade Science
6th Grade Math
BSEE, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UW-Madison
Teaching Certification, Elementary and Intermediate Ed. with Math Minor, Carroll University
This is my fourth year at ULS, and I am happy to work in such a wonderful place. I teach 7th and 8th grade science, which is one of my favorite subjects as it helps us to discover and understand the way the world works. The subject matter is endlessly fascinating and new discoveries are made constantly. I am looking forward to turning the 7th and 8th graders into scientists and builders, and helping them learn how to ask relevant questions and find answers. This year, I am also working with several of the 6th grade math students and hope to deepen their love and understanding of numbers.
I earned my engineering degree from UW-Madison many years ago, and worked in Seattle and Fort Wayne, Indiana on various military projects. I started designing electrical systems for airplanes and somehow ended up working as a systems engineer testing decision-making software. I liked being a test engineer because it meant my job was trying to break things!
I live in Oconomowoc with my husband, David, who is a computer consultant. We have three children. Andy is a botanist working on developing new and exciting plants for rose gardens, among other things. The girls, Katrina and Virginia, attend UW-Madison and are active on the sailing team. Our family really enjoys the outdoors in all seasons. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, especially in my vegetable garden, cooking, and sewing.