I am originally a Minnesota farm girl. I was raised on a farm near the Hastings, MN area. I have been teaching for more than 20 years. I have taught many different ages and subject areas throughout the years, but Pre-K has always been my favorite! My family and I moved to this area five years ago from the Eau Claire area, where we had owned and operated a dairy farm for eleven years. During the years we were farming and raising our 5 young children, I certainly wasn’t bored, but I always felt something was missing from my life if I wasn’t teaching. So I always found a way to teach in some capacity, whether it was full-time, part-time, subbing, or summer school.
I have been a part of the St. Matthew’s School faculty since the fall of 2019, when St. Matthew’s began their five-day/week Pre-K option and extended their Surround Care to precede and follow Pre-K class hours. I was hired to teach that Pre-K section and to direct Surround Care. It was a perfect fit for me. Besides the awesome privilege of being able to daily share God’s Word with the littlest of his lambs, this is where my heart is for the reason that this is my family’s Church home and where we have chosen to entrust the education of our own children.
I am married to Chad, and we have 5 children: Emily, Eric, Cory, Isaac, and Nathan. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy “spectating” at our children’s MANY sporting events, reading, and walking these amazingly beautiful bluffs God has created!
As my students and I sing at the end of each day,
“GOD BLESS YOU EVERYWHERE YOU GO, IN ALL YOU SAY AND DO!”