I started teaching at St. Gabriel in 1992 in the 3rd grade. I moved up to 4th grade for five years, then 6th grade, after which I took six years off from 2000-2006 to be home with my own children. Since 2006, I have been a junior high religion teacher with an 8th grade homeroom. Prior to teaching at St. Gabriel, I was a substitute teacher for four years in the Webster Groves and Affton School Districts.
Degrees: BA from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, in Elementary Education. Post-graduate coursework through the University of Hawaii and Fontbonne University.
Certification: Elementary Education 1-8; Middle School Social Studies; Paul VI Religious Education Institute Certification.
Awards: 2003 Lindbergh High School National Merit Inspirational Teacher; 2010 Notre Dame High School Golden Apple Award; 2011 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award; 2012 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Gold Star Grant Recipient.