Making an impact through education
Trine University - Franks School of Education
B.M.A., DePauw University; M.Ed., Indiana State University
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Growing up in rural Iowa, I have always had great ambitions to make an impact on those around me, no matter my location in the world. I completed my Bachelors of Musical Arts from DePauw University, and then decided to take a completely different turn, obtaining my 5-12 English teaching certification from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. After teaching middle school English for 8 years, I decided to move into public school administration with my Masters in Educational Leadership through Indiana State University. Overall, I have been an educator in K-12 public education for 20 years, serving 12 of those as an elementary principal.
Through it all, my passion has always been in helping others grow, whether it be elementary students or the adults who teach them. Now in higher education, I translate my passion in working with and developing our future generation of teachers. As the Director of Transition to Teaching, we are innovatively working to build a greater pipeline of educators into our schools, and I also have the opportunity to work with preservice elementary teachers to develop their craft of teaching. I am humbled to be a part of a great team at Trine and in the Franks School of Education, working along side great educators to impact future great educators.
Outside of my work, I am a proud mom of three boys, an avid sports fan, and a travel enthusiast in my spare time.