I have Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy from Central Michigan University with a Bacherlor’s degree from Valparaiso University. I have taught 1st-5th grades. I have been teaching at Platte River Elementary since 2010 and was at Crystal Lake Elementary before that. My husband and I have 2 children, Molly (15) and Riley (11). We love to vacation in Kentucky where we rock climb and I hike. Golfing, hiking, and reading are some of my favorite activities. I love to listen to TED Talks, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and This American Life. I think Odyssey of the Mind and Project Based Learning activities are awesome!