Director of the School of Education
I live in Lakeville, MN with my husband and 4 children. I graduated from North Central University with an Elementary Education degree and went on for my M.A. in Education at the College of St. Catherine. I am currently completing my final capstone phase of my doctoral degree in Reading and Literacy Leadership at Capella University. In my spare time I enjoy restoring furniture and being creative in starting new ideas and businesses.
WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE?
My area of expertise is in Elementary Education (K-6) with a focus in Reading and Literacy. I have taught every grade level in elementary school and also have worked for Minneapolis Public Schools as a reading specialist. I not only have expertise in the classroom, but also at the administration level. I have founded and operated both a daycare and a charter school in the Twin Cities.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT TEACHING AT NORTH CENTRAL?
My favorite thing about teaching at North Central is the students. I enjoy getting to know them and sharing my passion for teaching with them. I love that teaching at North Central is more than content; it’s an investment into their life as whole and the future they are pursuing.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CLASSES TO TEACH?
My favorite classes to teach are the reading classes and classroom management. I have a passion for reading and inspiring teachers to help all children read better. I want to be able to give them the tools to be able to do this. I also have a passion for classroom management. Just like I believe that all of the students who come into my college classroom will do great things, I want them to believe the same about their future students and provide a place that is encouraging and safe.