I was born and raised in Wisconsin (Go Packers!), but have called the South home for the last 7 years. I have been married to my college sweetheart Jason for 16 years and we have 4 children: Owen, Claire, Carly, and Drew. We spend our free time traveling the country and being outdoors. I love to shop, read, and drink coffee!
I received my bachelor's degree in adolescent psychology with a minor in social work from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and post-baccalaureate masters degree in elementary education from Alvero College (also in Wisconsin). I am currently working on a speciality degree in reading at Belhaven University.
After graduating college, I spent 6 years as an adolescent social worker and CPS case manager. This year marks my 12th year in the classroom!