Hello St. Ann families! I am so excited to be teaching at St. Ann. I grew up in Conway, Arkansas and went to St. Joseph's Catholic school from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I graduated from Rockhurst University in December of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. My husband and I met at Rockhurst University and we got married at Visitation Church in Kansas City, MO a year after college.
During my student teaching I accomplished two 7 week placements. The first placement was in a 1st grade classroom at Visitation Catholic School in KC, MO. My second placement was in a 4th grade classroom in the North Kansas City School District. After my student teaching placements I taught 3rd grade at Visitation Catholic School for one year, and then taught 2nd grade for eight years. I am looking forward to beginning my 10th year of teaching in 2nd grade at St. Ann. Second graders have a special place in my heart. It is a big secret, but it truly is the best year! Your children are receiving 2 Sacraments and I can not wait to help you prepare them for these gifts they will receive.
My husband Matt and I belong to Holy Spirit parish in Overland Park. We have a 5 year old daughter, Adelaide (Addie), a 2 year old daughter, Charlotte, a 10 month old son, Thomas, and a dog, Diesel. I love being an educator, but being a mom is definitely my first job. Some of my favorite things include ice cream, watermelon, running, reading, taking pictures, and being with family.