I grew up on a farm near Sykeston, ND, and graduated from Sykeston High School in 1996. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Valley City State University in 2000. In May of 2010, I received my master's degree from Southwest State University in Educational Leadership. This is my 16th year teaching in Luverne. I taught 5th grade for 5 years and am currently in my 11th year in 2nd grade. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, Ryan, and I have three children: Haley, Shelby, and Blake.