My husband, David, and I are blessed with four active young children. We are also blessed to have both sets of grandparents very active in our family!
I graduated from Concordia Seward, Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in May, 2003. I first served in Redeemer Lutheran’s three year old class the school year of 2003-2004. In the fall of 2004, I took a call to Trinity Lutheran in Greeley, Colorado. I taught 4th-8th grades reading, English and music. I graduated with my master’s in Early Childhood Education in 2007 from Concordia. I opened Trinity Lutheran’s preschool in the fall of 2008. I taught and directed preschool in the morning and taught 1st-3rd grades in the afternoon. In the fall of 2011 I took a call to Holy Cross here in Wichita. I have been blessed to be the preschool director and teach summer camps since then.
- I feel blessed to give and receive grace as a member of the body of Christ. My mission is to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus where I am planted.
- I strive to make sure we have a welcoming, nurturing, safe, environment that shares Jesus with our students, their families, and the staff here at Holy Cross.
- I seek ways to help students, their families and my staff thrive and succeed. This is done by making sure staff is trained and supported. I host four family events for the early childhood classes per year to educate and foster fellowship. I also have a parent resource library in my office. I am an advocate of authentic relationships in a busy world.
- I pursue curriculum that facilitates spiritual, physical, cognitive, social/emotional and creative experiences that are developmentally appropriate of each child.
I try to find balance between a busy home and work schedule, dream about hiking in the mountains, sing in praise band, train for the next running race, quilt, can fruits, explore with making healthy food taste yummy, ponder what silence might sound like, attempt to instill respect, love and responsibility into four little beings that we have been entrusted with and strive to keep Christ the center of our family.