This is my twenty first year of teaching here at Gentry, and I have love my job. I began teaching math for the first four years of my career, but I’ve always loved reading and writing. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to teach language arts (specifically writing). I have taught language arts for the past fifteen years, and I learn something new each time I complete a unit. I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from MU and finished my master’s degree in Elementary School Counseling from Lincoln University. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, jazzercise, spinning classes, and all things fitness related. I am married to my husband, Nate, who is a product line manager at Midway USA. My beautiful chocolate lab Daisy rounds out our family and eats many things that aren’t food. I've felt lucky through the years to work with such dedicated teachers and kids.