Degrees and Certifications:


2nd grade teacher

(816) 316-8036


Years of teaching experience:

28 years of experience


Area of expertise

Early Childhood Education Pre- k to grade 3

Elementary Education 1-8


Educational background

1990 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Missouri Kansas CIty

1990 Early Childhood Education Certification, University of Missouri Kansas City

1997 Master of Arts in Teaching, Webster University



2004-2005      Symington Accelerated School Teacher of the Year

2004-2005      Hickman Mills District Teacher of the Year

2016-2017      Symington Elementary Teacher of the Year

2017-2018       "It Teacher" of the Month 

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I chose to become a teacher for many reasons, one of which is I enjoy learning.  I learn from my students and peers daily. I enjoy each day I spend in the classroom helping children reach their full potential.   My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the problem solving skills, knowledge and love of learning to become the the best possible citizen they can be.


Personal Interests

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching movies and making crafts.  I love Kansas City and all of the various opportunities to experience music, dance and the Arts.