Education Department Chair
Year Started: 2011
Strengths: Achiever | Responsibility | Futuristic | Learner | Harmony
Education History: Dakota Wesleyan University (BA degree in secondary math education), Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska (MA in mathematics education), Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (Doctor of Education degree in leadership)
Professional History: 7th-grade math/science teacher at Hopson Middle School in Barrow, AK. High School math teacher at Aberdeen Central HS in Aberdeen, SD
She was awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award from DWU in 2015 and the Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016. She is a member of the South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics, Sigma Zeta honor society and is the local Phi Kappa Phi honor society president. She is also the campus assessment coordinator and system coordinator for accreditation.
Hobbies: Reading, running to kids' activities, watching baseball and football, card-making, hiking, walking my dog
Family: Husband (Jared), son (Jayden), daughter (Hadley)
What do you love most about DWU?: DWU runs in my blood (My dad has worked here for almost 30 years)! I grew up attending many DWU events, and especially remember the basketball games at the Corn Palace. This campus has always felt like home. I greatly appreciate the experiences I received here as an undergraduate student and truly appreciate the community that exists here on campus.