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I received my Bachelor of Science degree in 2002 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  Prior to attending SIUC, I received my Associates degree from Shawnee Community College.


I was a para professional at Marquette High School for 5 years, I taught Kindergarten for 5 years, 1st grade for one year, 2nd grade for two years and this is my second year at Koch teaching 3rd grade.


I am originally from a small town in Southern Illinois. I moved here in 2003, I've lived in the city for 13 years and recently moved to the county.  I am from a family with a long line of teachers.  I grew up saying that I'd never be one and as I was in College, I took a job as a para professional and everyone continued to tell me that I needed to be a teacher so, I ended up doing that for 5 years and loved it.  I knew I was destined to be a teacher!  I decided then to go back to school and get my degree in education.  I have not yet been married, nor do I have kids of my own, except for my fur baby Chase who is everything to me!!!  I have a niece and nephew that I helped raise and after 18 years of education, I feel that I have many children.