MVA Language Arts Teacher
After graduating from Kansas State University in 2004, and earning a Bachelor's in Secondary Education, I began teaching at Raymore-Peculiar Middle School as a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher. There I made wonderful relationships with both students and faculty, and then went on to help develop a summer intervention program to help improve students' reading levels at the middle school level. Not long after, I was married and then moved back to the Manhattan area where I taught 9th grade English at Junction City High School. The students were so much fun and I gained life mentors and friends in these two important years of teaching.
When my daughter was born, in 2007, I decided to teach online. The online educational community has benefited me professionally, technologically, and has made me a stronger educator. I have always worked best with a diverse group of students, and the online world has exposed me to a unique set of kids who I did not know existed. These students continue to amaze me in their academic achievements as well as their personal goals and professional interests. I feel honored to be a part of their educational journey at such a formidable time in their life, and look forward to continuing to grow and learn as a professional at MVA.
In my free time, I enjoy photography, writing, reading, exercising, traveling, cooking, and gardening.