Phone: (906) 847-3376
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I have lived on the island year-round for many years now. During that time, I’ve taught kindergarten, 4th, 5th and 6th grade all subjects, as well as 2nd, 3rd and 7th grade math and science. It’s hard to believe this fall I started my twenty-ninth year of teaching.
I studied child development and education at Michigan State University where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in 1992. Since leaving MSU, I have taken Master’s courses at Central Michigan University and Marygrove College, however I still cheer for the Spartans.
I believe children learn best in a safe, friendly, hands-on, environment where they know what is expected of them. I also feel strongly that different students learn and remember information in different ways, so I work hard to incorporate Multiple Intelligence Theory into my teaching.
My husband, Allen (who runs the Department of Public Works), and I currently reside in the Village with our two children, a cat, and a few chickens. I enjoy many things – books, movies, quilting, exploring the outdoors, but I love to sew. Much of my free time is devoted to sewing projects, both large and small. I also really enjoy my job. I love working with kids and I am proud to be a teacher. Every day I feel like I help shape the future.
Several summers ago I participated in a course for teachers where Mrs. Bennett and I built two 3D printers. I am very excited about continuing to incorporate engineering, design and 3D printing into my classroom. We’re going to have a wonderful, fun-filled year.