I came to Manhattan in the fall of 1998 after being hired as the Special Education teacher for K-8. I attended Montana State University-Billings where I received a degree in elementary education and special education. I completed my Master's degree in Literacy from Lesley University. My husband and I purchased a home in Manhattan twelve years ago. We added a future "Tiger" to our family--our son was born on my birthday. The close relationships among the staff make Manhattan Schools a wonderful place to work and we enjoy being part of this caring community. I am an avid Tiger and MSU Bobcat fan, an active member of PTO, a sponsor of Manhattan Earth Shuttle, and help out with the 6-8 After School Study Hall. My favorite time is the time I spend with my husband, son, and other family members. I also enjoy quilting, reading, and being with my friends.