Phone: 417-582-5906 ext: 3626
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Special Education
This is my second year teaching at Ozark East Elementary. Before obtaining my teaching certification, I worked as a paraprofessional in special education, and enjoyed being a part of each student's growth. I received my Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Missouri State University in 2016, and plan to pursue my master's degree in the near future. I believe a student's social and emotional needs must be met before they can succeed academically. Therefore, I strive to build rapport with each and every child, ensure they feel safe, and create a classroom environment that is welcoming and community oriented; after all, our classroom is their home away from home.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Nick, for 15 years. We have two amazing teenage boys, Gage and Ryan. As a family, we enjoy going to the beach and movies, hunting, and just hanging out. When I'm not doing something with my family, I enjoy riding horses, reading, and being outside. I have 4 American Quarter Horses, 3 of which I have raised. I not only have a passion for horses, but also a lifelong love for learning!
I am thankful to be a part of the East team, and look forward to another outstanding year!