In 1980 I began working for the Plainfield School District at Indian Trail Jr. High, teaching 6th grade math, science and social studies. I later moved to Timber Ridge Middle School, teaching 7th and 8th grade math and science. When Heritage Grove opened in 2000, I came here. I initially taught 7th grade math and pre-algebra. After a few years, I moved to 6th grade math and science, 6th grade math and honors math, 8th grade math, algebra and science. After receiving a Masters in Library Science, I changed my teaching to the library where I enjoy working with students and teachers with research, projects, library skills and 21st century technology skills. I received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from North Central College, a Masters Degree in Arts of Teaching from Rockford College and a Masters Degree in Library Science from Olivet Nazarene University in 2012.