Years teaching: 11
High School: Jerseyville High School College/University: SIUE- Bachelor's degree. UIS- Masters degree
Hobbies: Reading, walking
Favorite subject when you were in school: Accounting
Married: Yes Spouse's name: Zack Orr
Children: Yes Names and ages: Chloe (15), Austin (12), Avery (7)
What inspired you to become a teacher? My mom--she's a teacher and has inspired so many kids. She has attained two Master's degrees and become nationally board certified.
Goal as a teacher: To inspire students to love learning and contribute to their community.
Funniest/most memorable thing that has ever happened to you in school: One morning, I was walking into my classroom just as the Pledge of Allegiance was about to begin. Rather than walking in, I decided to leap into the room. I landed on a loose piece of paper and it slid just like a banana peel. My feet flew into the air and I landed flat on my backside! The students roared. :-)
Fun Fact: Haven't rode an elevator in 20 years!