4th Grade Teacher

Bio

We live on Lake Minnewashta in Excelsior, and currently, my favorite thing to do is be on the lake with my family. I also teach cycle and yoga at Life Time and have spent my entire life enjoying being active. I love cheering on the Minnesota Vikings! Oh, my other hobby is driving my kids to hockey!

What do you like most about BA?
I love that character counts at Breakaway Academy! Learning to say please, thank you, and holding doors for others are some of the best life skills you can learn!

Which coach or teacher had the biggest impact on your life and why?
My absolute favorite teacher was, coincidentally, my 4th-grade teacher, Mrs. Serum. I loved her energy and her ability to connect and bring out the best in every student. I loved her so much, I went back and did my student teaching with her 12 years later!

What is the best advice you can give students at BA?
Be positive. Be hard working. Be a little bit better every day.

What are your credentials and teaching experience?
I played volleyball at the University of Cincinnati and eventually graduated from North Dakota State University with a BS in Elementary Education. I received my Master’s Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis a few years later.

I spent 6 years teaching 2nd grade in Becker, Minnesota, and 3 years being a literacy specialist and third-grade teacher for Wayzata Public Schools after that.