Western Illinois University: Bachelors in Elementary Education, Master’s in Instructional Design
I started my career teaching fifth grade in West Aurora District 129. I also taught second and third grades before moving to Spoon River Valley District 4 where I taught fifth grade. After receiving my Master’s degree, I worked for the Illinois State Board of Education developing the Illinois Virtual School. I took a brief hiatus from education to work in the land based drilling industry working and managing a hydraulic facility in Houston, Texas. I returned to Spoon River Valley to teach junior high mathematics for five years. This is my second year at CEC. I have really enjoyed getting to know the students, staff and parents of Chillicothe.