Each year is a new year that I look forward to with students of all abilities! I began my teaching career as a special education teacher in 2005. I taught my first 7 years at Thayer Central Community Schools in Hebron, NE as a Special Education Teacher. In 2012 Republic County became my home!
In 2004 I graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. I earned my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning from Peru State College in 2007. In 2013 I completed a Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of North Dakota.
I have a true passion for the field of autism, as well as, students and family affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have been a part of the Autism Teams in both Thayer Central and Republic County. I am currently the coordinator of the Autism Intervention Team for the districts within our Learning COOP.
My husband, Clay and I are proud to be a part of this district. We are excited to have our 3 children Garrett, Gracia, and Grady going to school here as well!