I have been teaching in the Republic School District since 1999, in the area of special education and as a reading specialist. This year, I will be teaching reading, social skills, and study skills with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
I have been active in the Missouri State Teachers Association, at the state, regional, and local level. At the state level, I serve on the Communication Awards Committee. At our local CTA, I have served as president, vice president, treasurer, and building representative. Currently, I am serving as the membership chairperson for the district.
In 2008, I was also elected to serve on the Board of Trustees, for the Public School Retirement System and am one of two teachers on the Board. In conjunction with my Board service, I was appointed to serve at the national level, as a member of the Trustee Education Committee, for the National Council for Teacher Retirement.