I started working in education as a paraprofessional in the North Saint Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale school district while I was finishing my Social Sciences degree from Metro State in Saint Paul. I really enjoyed working with students who needed a little more help regulating their behaviors and emotions. I then was promoted to become a Behavior Intervention Specialist, and I continued to love working with students in elementary, middle school and high school. I decided at this time to pursue my Masters Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. After graduating, I worked in the Saint Paul School District for a few years at the Rivereast Therapeutic School. My family decided to move out of the city, and we moved to the Canadian border, where I taught for 5 years in Warroad. My family moved again, this time to central Minnesota, and that is what has brought me to ISD 742.
I am very excited to work with parents, guardians and stakeholders in students' lives to help them achieve their goals and dreams.
Special Education Teacher
North Junior High