I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Drama and Theatre for Youth from University of Northern Iowa and received my Masters in Social Work from Indiana University. I previously worked as a school-based therapist in Indianapolis. I love having the opportunity through this role to get to know children and families while helping them learn tools to thrive. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and curling up with my cat and a good book.
Drake University-2009 English and Secondary Education with an extra endorsement in Reading
Drake University-2015 K-12 School Counseling
Teaching experience (Des Moines)
2012-2013 DMAP-Des Moines Alternative Program 6-8 grade Language Arts
2013-2015 Hiatt Middle School 7th grade Language Arts
2015-2016 Lincoln High School 9th grade English
2016-2018 East High School
2018 King Elementary
I live in Des Moines with my 3 kids who are in 6th, 5th, and 3rd grade and our dog named Sawyer. In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends, going on hikes, and watching movies.