I graduated from Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD) with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration in 2002.  After working for a couple of years in the business world, I decided it wasn’t for me and found my true passion in teaching.  I received my teaching license from Crown College (St. Bonifacius, MN) while working at St. Hubert Catholic School as a Para-Professional and in the School Age Child Care program.  Working with Kindergartners was my dream grade and job, so I felt blessed when our kindergarten program went from half-days to full-days just as I received my license. I received my master,s degree in differentiated instruction from Concordia University (St. Paul, MN) in 2013.  I grew up in Chanhassen and enjoy being close to my family and friends.  I love spending time with my children and husband.