Biography: I was born and raised in North St. Louis and attended River Roads Lutheran School, Lutheran North, and then had a full scholarship to the University of Missouri-St. Louis in which I majored in middle school education. I graduated from college in 1988 and I worked as a long-term substitute in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, taught at a shelter for troubled youth in St.
Charles called Youth in Need, taught 8th grade social studies at Blow Middle School for about ten years, and currently I am in my fifth year at Busch Middle School. I initially taught 6th and 7th grade social studies, then taught 6th and 7th grade math for two years, and currently I am teaching 8th grade algebra and loving it.
One of my biggest hobbies is traveling. I have been to every state and between 50 and 60 different countries. This past summer I went to Russia, am thinking about traveling to St. Thomas over Winter Break, and might go to Europe for Spring Break next year. I just completed my Masters in Elementary Education with a focus in Math in May and presently I am working on my Masters in Educational Counseling at UMSL.