I am happy to be back for the 2017-2018 school year in 1st grade at Grant Wood Elementary! This is my 5th year teaching at Grant Wood. I graduated from University of Iowa in elementary education in 2012. I am originally from Peoria, IL and am still enjoying discovering all that Cedar Rapids and Iowa have to offer! I live in Robins with my husband, Benjamin, and our son, Willard (born in May 2015). We are also expecting the next addition to our family January 2018. I absolutely love teaching and this year will be filled with learning new and exciting skills and information but also mastering foundational skills that students focused on in Kindergarten. Get excited about LEARNING!!