Additional experience: BS Purdue University Calumet; 3rd grade teacher
I knew from an early age that God called me to be a teacher. I set my focus towards achieving that goal and it has been a fantastic journey. There are few things better than being a part of watching young people’s minds unfold and become filled with knowledge and the love of Jesus. The biggest joy is leading children in God-inspired worship. It is, for me, the most beautiful part of teaching at West Side Christian School. I have the awesome opportunity to not only lead the student body, but my own children as well, into worship. My goals for the students that God allows me to teach are quite simple; I want to teach them to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to feel success in areas of struggle, and to continue to be challenged in their strengths. But most importantly, I want them to walk out on that last day knowing they were loved, challenged and are important to God! When I am not teaching I LOVE to read. I enjoy taking our boat out and fishing and taking walks with my family. I have 4 children that attend West Side Christian School and they are the 4th generation to do so. I get a Diet Dr. Pepper from Speedway every day and I do NOT like the smell of oranges. I can speak in many kinds of dialects (my students learn this about me very quickly) and I have recorded a worship CD with my former worship team.