I am originally from Bedford, Indiana. I graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education in 1987. Go Hoosiers! I taught first and second graders for over 14 years at Mt. Healthy and Southside Elementary Schools. I also earned my M.S. degree in School Counseling from Indiana University Southeast in 2008. During the 2009-10 school year, I served as temporary school counselor at Fodrea Elementary School. In the fall of 2012, I was ecstatic to become a part of the Parkside Elementary School family! I am married to Tom, have two grown children named Hannah and Caleb, a Maltipoo named "Mandy" and a Malshi named "Maggie" . In my spare time, I enjoy photography, traveling, golfing, and playing tennis!