This is my 2nd year as the counselor of USD 397. I grew up on a farm and ranch outside of Lost Springs. I am a 1995 graduate of Centre High School and I am super excited to be back at Centre as a counselor. Go Cougars! I commute to Centre every day as I live in the country outside of Council Grove. My 13 year old son, Tucker, is an 8th grader at Council Grove Middle School. He is involved in football, basketball, wrestling, track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Council. Go Braves! My husband, Lance works for Penny's Concrete as a concrete truck driver. In our house we eat, sleep and breathe football so we can usually be found at a football field on Thursday and Friday nights. Another passion of ours is being outdoors. We enjoy hunting and fishing with our Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Hercules. Even at 105 pounds he is still a puppy so he requires a lot of attention.
Recenlty I earned my Masters Degree in School Counseling from Emporia State University. Stingers Up! However I come from a long line of Wildcats in my family and am a Wildcat through and through. EMAW! I am very proud to say that I hold two bachelor degrees from Kansas State University. One in Early Childhood Education and the other in Elementary Education. I also have my English as a Second Language certification from KSU. With this certification I taught in the Emporia School District as an ESL teacher for the past six years. This move to Centre is one great adventure back home that I look forward to!