Welcome to 8th Grade! I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I am originally from Michigan and only recently moved to Tempe. I am very happy to be here in Arizona and am excited for this new opportunity in my new home. I have a degree in psychology and business from Wheaton College (Illinois) and a degree in education from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI).
Away from school I am a big time sports nut and plan on coaching baseball in the spring. I played baseball in college as well as football and hockey in high school which gave me a great sense of teamwork and togetherness as a group. I had a great personal experience as a student in middle school which drove me to wanting to become a teacher and mentor to students so that they too could have the same positive experience I had.
This is my first year of teaching experience after returning to school to pursue my passion and I am looking forward to growing together with my students and a great first year at KMS!