About Me: I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University and my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix. This is my eleventh year of teaching (fourth year at HJH). I have a daughter, Emma, who is turning three this year and a dog, Burley, who is six. They are my world and keep me on my toes everyday! I look forward to an exciting and challenging year in 8th grade language arts!