I am so glad to teach 4th grade at ACA! I am excited to do the Lord’s work teaching and learning along with my students. I’ve been inspired to teach by some wonderful teachers in my youth and throughout my career. Kindness, compassion, building strong relationships and helping students reach their greatest potential are my driving forces. God is my greatest teacher, in Exodus 4:14 God says, “Go, I will help you to speak and I will teach you what to say”. I know God guides my hands, my heart and my voice to work in his ways.
I was raised in a Christian home, but came to know Christ personally during my Mother’s battle with cancer and a rare liver disease. Throughout every challenge Christ was there to guide the way and deliver answers. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” No matter the trials or celebrations I know the Lord is always with me.
I am a wife to Josh, and mother to two children: Rose and Abby. I attend Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny where we moved in 2018. I enjoy being outside, gardening, biking and reading.
I have substitute taught in all grades and have taught K-5 art. I am so excited to get to know each and every student in 4th grade and help guide them in their educational and spiritual lives.Mr