I graduated from Millikin University in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education. I spent the next 13 years teaching for Jacksonville School District #117 with experience in grades 4, 5 & 6. In 2005 I received my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from UIS. I left the classroom to become a principal with CUSD #16 in 2008. My passion is curriculum and instruction, and I am thankful to work with such a dedicated staff at NBE!
My husband Jason and I live in Springfield (in the CUSD #16 district) with our two children. Our son is in second grade, and our daughter is in kindergarten here at NBE.