In 2001, I started my career with BCS as a teacher at Crystal Lake Elementary. I spent my first six years there teaching fifth grade. In 2007, I made the switch to first grade. I joined the Lake Ann staff as a fourth grade teacher in 2009. I received my BA at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. I earned my masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. My husband, our son, and I live in Traverse City. We enjoy spending time on the water and at the beach.