I was born and raised in Columbia, Illinois by a faith-filled family which put God first. Having attended Fontbonne University, I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts and a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum Instruction. My husband, Nick, and I have been married for eighteen years and raise our two boys, Dominick and Christian. Outside of being a mom and a 3rd grade teacher, I enjoy volunteering at PSR, participating in a book club, gardening , and singing in the 11 am choir at Immaculate Conception Parish. Being a teacher allows me to fulfill my love of learning. While teaching at a Catholic School, I am able to combine two of my favorite things, God and teaching.