A Year to Look Forward To
There are a lot of great things to learn about this year! This year we will study
Did you know??? Native Americans, Early North American Explorers, American Colonies, the events
I love American History! Every leading to the Revolutionary War, and the early government of the United States.
time I teach a history unit, I enjoy We will start the year with a science unit called Variables and learn about the
scientific process. One of the things I am most looking forward to is the explorer
finding out new information and simulation called Galleon. One study trip we have planned is to tour the State
learning something that I didn’t Capitol and Living History Farms in the spring.
My family includes my husband
John, my son Evan, and my
daughter Lillian. Next year This summer I can’t wait
Evan will be a sophomore at to…
Iowa State studying civil …visit the Blue Ridge
engineering. Lillian will be a Mountains with my family. We
sophomore at Jefferson High are staying in a cabin in North
School participating in choir, Carolina (with no TV!) and
band and newspaper. hope to hike, fish, ride bikes
and kayak. It is our first visit to
My family has visited and the states of North Carolina,
“dipped a toe” in all five Great Kentucky, Tennessee, and
Favorite places I’ve visited:
Glacier National Park,
My Education Background
rocks in the St. Mary’s
River! Story City Elementary, Wilson Middle
Sleeping Bear Dunes School and Jefferson High School.
National Park, Michigan- I graduated from Mt. Mercy College in
beautiful, steep sand 1992.
dunes! I’ve always taught fourth or fifth grade.
Boone Plantation in The schools I have taught at are Arthur,
Charleston, South Harrison, and Viola Gibson.
I’ve spent the past 13 years of my career
teaching multiage philosophy, but my first
three years were teaching straight 5th