Let me start off by telling you about myself. I was born and raised for most of my life in a suburb of Chicago. My family moved to Nebraska when I was 14 and that is where I finished high school. I came down this way to attend Ozark Christian College and Missouri Southern State University, which is where I received my teaching diploma. I was very fortunate to get to do part of my student teaching in England. I continued my education and received my Masters’ degree from Missouri State University in Springfield. This will be my 7th year teaching 6th grade and my 19th year teaching overall. I have two children. Carter is in 10th grade and Claire is in 8th grade. Some hobbies I have are singing, watching professional football (especially the Chiefs), and reading. I especially enjoy reading mysteries.