I live in Eden Prairie, MN, with my husband and two kittens. I grew up in Chanhassen and went to the University of Northwestern for college. My favorite thing to do is play tennis, and I have been playing since I was 10 years old! I played in high school and college and still teach community tennis classes during the summers.
What do you like most about BA?
I love that Breakaway students get to be active for half of their school day! Being able to do what they love helps them learn better in the classroom, making them excited to come to school!
Why did you get into education?
I’ve always loved working with kids, and I first experienced teaching others through teaching tennis classes. Being able to help young kids learn new skills were such a joy, and it made me want to do that for my career!
Which coach or teacher had the biggest impact on your life and why?
My first-grade teacher made the biggest impact on my life. Even though I maybe don’t remember everything about day-to-day life in her classroom, I remember how welcoming she was and how she made me feel about school. She fostered my love of school and learning from a young age, which inspired me to become a teacher!
What is your best advice for students at BA?
With my experience being a student-athlete for many years, my advice for Breakaway students would be to find balance. It can be tricky to figure out a good balance between school and sports, but once you find out what works best for you, you will be at your best!
What are your credentials and teaching experience?
I graduated from the University of Northwestern in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, I worked for a year as a Literacy Interventionist for grades K-4 at Jonathan Elementary in Chaska. The next year I taught first grade there, and now I currently work at Breakaway teaching first and third grade! I have also had experience teaching tennis for 9 years.