Bachelor of Arts in Education, National Louis University, Evanston, IL
Number of Years Teaching:
12 years - JK Teacher, Winnetka Community Nursery School in Winnetka, IL; Lead Teacher 3-4 Year-Olds/Assistant/Substitute, Willow Wood Preschool in Winnetka, IL; 3rd Grade Teacher, Tripp School in Buffalo Grove, IL; 2nd Grade Teacher, Robinson School in Lyons, IL; Kindergarten Associate, Avoca West School in Glenview, IL
Family and Pets:
I live in Winnetka with my husband, Scott, and our 4 children: Stephanie (23), Trevor (20), Brian (17), and Paige (14).
List five values you wish to pass onto children:
What do you like about yourself?
What I like about myself is my willingness to listen to others and offer support, advice, and a compassionate ear whenever needed.
What did you want to be when you were little?
When I was little, I wanted to be an artist, a teacher, and a MOM!
Why is community important to you?
Community is important to me as it represents a place of belonging. It is a place where people come together to support one another and share their common values. For me, community is a place of comfort and friendship.
How are you an active member of your community?
I am a member of many different communities: Neighborhood, Work, School, Church, and Family. My role in each of these is to contribute and share my abilities, thoughts, ideas, support, and love to help make each of my communities a better place.