A Little About Me.........
Children: Mason and Aidan
Pets: Charlie and Chester - Shih Tzus
Jack - Boston Terrier
Favorite Vacations: Canadian Rockies
North Shore, MN
Maine - Acadia National Park
I was born and raised in northern Minnesota. Music and the Arts have always been a very important part of my life. The music educators I had growing up and my mother, who was an elementary teacher, were highly influential in my decision to make a career out of teaching and what better subject to teach than music! I always enjoyed my music classes and my instructors fostered a love for music in me. My goal is to help my students find a love for a variety of music so they can enjoy it wherever they may go in life.
I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Classroom Music K-12 and Band from https://www.mnstate.edu/music/.
I received my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from https://www.smsu.edu/.
My first teaching position was in Littlefork, MN where I taught K-12 music for 4 years. In 1993 I received a position with the Luverne Public School System and have been here since.
I have two boys that have graduated that still keep me somewhat busy.
I love music, reading. walking, playing with my two Shih Tzu's and Boston Terrier, various foster dogs that are in my care, outdoor activities and spending time with my family and friends.
In my spare time I volunteer for Tracy Area Animal Rescue. Through them I have the wonderful opportunity of rescuing and fostering dogs and helping them find their forever homes.
I also transport dogs and cats to various rescues through Lightshine Canine: A Rez Dog Rescue, Walokata Rescue and various other rescues needing help.
Some Of My Favorites:
Song: "What A Wonderful World"
Composer: Aaron Copland
Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Musician: Josh Groban