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Educational Background:  
Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Special Education.

Number of Years Teaching:  
I taught at Glenview Methodist Preschool from 1995 - 2005. I became the Director in 2005 and enthusiastically performed this role until July 2016.  

Family and Pets:  
I have two beautiful married daughters and two wonderful granddaughters, Zoe, age 2 and Paige, age 3 months. I have been married to Mark and have lived in Glenview for 35 happy years. I can't forget to mention my sweet kitty, Lola.

List five values you wish to pass onto children:  

  • Manners
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Happiness
  • Honesty

What do you like about yourself?
I like that I am a high energy person who likes to look at the bright side of situations.  I feel that I connect with people easily.  

What did you want to be when you were little?  
When I was little I wanted to be a teacher and I guess that kind of stuck.

Why is community important to you?
I have lived and worked with families in the same community for many years. I like to watch all the positive changes that have taken place both educationally and culturally.

How are you an active member of your community?  
I was a very involved parent when my children were younger, in sports and in their academic life. I chaired the survivor committee for the Glenview Relay for Life for several years.  I am a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, where I participate in various activities to promote my community. I have always felt grateful to have worked and lived in a place that truly feels like home.