Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2002 - Present

Elementary Teacher

Thornapple Kellogg School District

Course Teaching Experience:

2nd Grade All Subjects

3rd Grade All Subejcts

2nd/3rd Grade Looping All Subjects


Jan 2011 - Present

Continuing Education Professional Development

Madonna University

Mission Possible 3: Create, Communicate, Collaborate

A one credit course on integrating technology with literacy learning in the classroom.

Oct 2009 - Mar 2010

Continuing Education Professional Development

Richard's Institute of Education and Research

"...Education Through Music (ETM) frees adults to teach and parent in accordance with the joyful nature of children.  Through song and play, ETM provides a gateway for contemporary understanding of learning, motivation, child theory and cognitive development."



Knowledge of Technology

Differentiated Instruction Training

Capturing Kid's Hearts

Curriculum Mapping

Science and Math Committee Member

Private Reading/Writing Tutor

Response to Intervention

Summer School Instructor

Student Council Advisor

School Improvement Member


To obtain a Field Coordinator position and/or a part time Adjunct Professorship in Education


Extensive International Travel:  

Mexico, Canada, Honduras, Bahamas, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Morocco, and Aruba

Mission Work:  

Morocco--Built new homes for earthquake victims, served meals to families, organized games and activities for village children

Mississippi--Led a group of high school students to Waveland, Mississippi to aide in Hurricane Katrina clean-up 

Honduras--Replaced the roof a school, taught English in elementary classrooms


photography, running, biking, hiking, playing with my children, reading, cooking/baking, swimming, kayaking, traveling, sewing


2002 - Present

Elementary Education

State of Michigan