3rd & 4thI was born in Sioux City, Iowa to a pastor and his wife. I am the fourth of five children. When I was 9 years old my father accepted a church in Ontario, Oregon, and we moved west. Here I grew up, completed my education and married my high school sweetheart. The Lord directed our paths to London, England, to serve as missionaries with a Methodist church. The multicultural experience was valuable and nothing I would trade. We served there for ten years before returning to Ontario. While in England I gave birth to five beautiful children. They were the center of my life and I was blessed to be able to stay home with them while they were small. I attended Hendon College in London, England, where I got a certificate in Early Childhood Education. I was a head teacher at the mission’s preschool for five years. When we returned to the States, I went to TVCC and got my Associates in Elementary Education then later I finished my Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Oregon University in Elementary Education. I also have an ESOL endorsement which entitles me to each English as a Second Language. My hobbies include camping, gardening, reading, playing the piano, and hanging out with my grandchild. My prayer is that I will not only teach your children to be successful in life, but teach them they are important, champions, and loved by God. I am privileged to be part of a great staff in St. Peter Catholic School.