I graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a bachelor's degree. I received my master's degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan. I taught in Garden City, KS for 9 years before moving to Salina. I started teaching with Central Kansas Co-operative in Education in 1997. I taught in Minneapolis for 2 years then went to Sacred Heart Jr/Sr High and St. Mary's Grade school with the Co-op. I was there until I moved to Central High 3 years ago.