Assistant Professor of Education
Year Started: 2021
Strengths: Empathy | Adaptability | Includer | Developer | Harmony
Education History: Dakota Wesleyan University (B.A. in Elementary Education), SDSU (M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction)
Professional History: 5th Grade Teacher (LBW Elementary, Mitchell, SD), Gifted and Talented Teacher and Differentiation Specialist (Watertown, SD), 6th Grade Teacher (Irene Elementary School, Irene, SD)
Awards: LBW Teacher of the Year in 2007, SDEA South Dakota Teacher to Remember in 2009, ING Unsung Hero Award in 2012, Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Excellence Award in 2016, Carl Sprunger Outstanding Educator Award in 2017, Honored Women Educators of South Dakota in 2018.
Areas of Expertise: Technology integration, differentiation/gifted and talented education, curriculum design
Hobbies: I enjoy running, traveling, and attending various kids' activities.
Family: My husband (Jason), 2 daughters (Keatyn & Kambyl), and son (Kipton)
What do you love most about DWU?: As an alumni of DWU, I appreciate my undergraduate experience anchored in the values of learning, leadership, faith, and service. As an educator, I can't say enough about the unique opportunities and classroom experiences that DWU future teachers have at their fingertips. The partnership between the local schools and the University is unbeatable!