Ed.D. Educational Administration (Lindenwood University)
MA Educational Leadership (Pittsburg State University)
BA Education (Pittsburg State University)
One interesting fact about my location is that I can be in 4 states in 30 minutes. I am in the corner of Missouri that meets Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. I have been a midwest girl all of my life. I was born and raised in the small town of Galena, Kansas. After attending college only 30 minutes away from home, I found my first teaching job just over the board in Missouri. I have raised my children who are now in high school in Webb City Missouri. My husband is active duty in the Army for the state of Kansas. We do love to travel, and it is my hope to someday be able to live in Kauai, Hawaii because this is my favorite island!
I love the many verses that remind me of God’s love, strength, power, and assurance that he will see me through, so some of my go-to promises I repeat often are Isaiah 41:10, 2 Timothy 1:7, Ephesians 3:16-17, Jude 1:2, and a ton of Psalms!
My first job was working at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City Missouri. I stayed in the summer with my aunt, so I could work at the amusement park. I worked in operations which means that I worked the rides. It was the best job in the world for a teenager! I received a ton of hours, got to go to that park and Oceans of Fun for free, and met some awesome people.
I spend a lot of time watching my children compete in their sports. My daughter, Brynlee, loves tennis. My son, Brayden, loves football and wrestling. I personally enjoy home decorating and renovations. I also love serving at my church. I am fortunate to belong to a church that has many opportunities for service.
Bucket List Item
My bucket list item that I will complete is living in Kauai, Hawaii. It may only be one year, but I will do this after I receive my retirement from education for sure! The simpleness of this island, the beauty of the land, and my love for the ocean are the three reasons why this is my top bucket list item.
Obviously, I loved Hawaii. I truly just enjoy traveling in general. I love visiting cities, admiring architecture, and experiencing different cultures. Back in 2000, I took students to Paris and London. It was an amazing experience I will never forget.
Person I’d Like to Meet
I would love to meet some very random and diverse people. Corrie Ten Boom and Anne Frank are two women I admire and wish I could have met in order to learn from their extreme suffering. I would also love to be able to just learn and grow spiritually from Billy Graham as a friend. I would love to talk with Emily Dickenson, and I am so curious as to the personality of William Shakespeare. Although I am not musically talented, I do appreciate music. I would love to meet Prince because of his many musical talents, Mandisa beacuse she is just so REAL, and Billy Joel because he’s the piano man!