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I grew up and live in the metro east. I live with my dog Jack - who weighs over a 100 pounds but likes to think he is a lap dog♥
I have a brother (Rich) and a sister (Sharon) and two nephews (Garrett and Braden). I like to spend my time swimming, biking, playing with Jack, hanging with my family and friends, and having lots of adventures with Garrett and Braden. I also work for the St. Louis Carinals as an area manager during the baseball season.
I have a BS in Education from SIU-E an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from GCU. I have been teaching at Shenandoah since January, 2001. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. My favorite subject is math. I love the "ah ha" look on a student's face when they get it - it's the best part of my job! I love showing the students new worlds and new people through the pages of the books we read in class.
Some of my favorites are: Food (pizza), Color (blue), Subject (math), Movie (The Sandlot/The Goonies - it's a tie), Season (summer), and Teacher (Mrs. Monken - 7th grade and Ms. Hall -3rd grade - another tie!)
I can't wait to spend some time with you this year to find out all about you.