I live in Chaska where I am originally from. I have 3 younger siblings and a black lab named Marco. I enjoy kayaking, reading, working on my small business, spending time with friends and family, and shopping at small businesses.

What do you like most about BA?
I love that the students are getting more than just an education. They are getting instruction in hockey which is a passion for the students, as well as character class to help shape them as young adults. I think this whole student approach is so important.

Why did you get into education?
I got into education because I got to experience it young with a mom that is also a teacher. But I fell in love with it in high school working with elementary kids. I love the moment when students make the connections and things start to click. I also love seeing students find and enjoy books that they love.

What teacher that you had made a big impact on your life and why?
My mom was my fourth grade math teacher and she really shaped the way I wanted to teach. She broke everything down and gave students easy ways to remember things. Students adored her and she did more than just teach, she would always put in the extra work to make sure her students were cared for on all levels. That is the type of teacher that I strive to be.

What is your best advice for students at BA?
My best advice for Breakaway Academy students is to not stop working until you are proud. The more that you put into your studies and training, the more progress and success you will see down the road. Your best effort is always the best option.

What are your credentials and teaching experience?
I have had teaching experience in four different school districts and six different grade levels. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with two teaching licenses from Minnesota State University Mankato. This will be my third year at Breakaway Academy.