Spending time with family and friends is my favorite thing to do outside of school. I also enjoy reading, gardening, crocheting, crafting, and going to movies. However, teaching is my passion. I graduated from Taylor University and then received a Master's degree from Ball State. I have been teaching for 29 years. I taught at Metro North for nine years and then moved to Southwood Elementary. Most of my experience has been working with children that have special needs. This will be my sixth year teaching second grade. I have loved every year.