• I received my Bachelors degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, IN in Early childhood Education and Kindergarten Primary Education.  I also hold a Masters degree in Elementary Education and Special Education Endorsements in Learning Disabilities and Early Childhood Developmental Delays.  I have been teaching for over 25 years.

        My family owns the NAPA Auto Parts stores in Sturgis and Three Rivers where I work everyday after school and Saturdays to supplement my teaching income.  My oldest nephew now works at the Sturgis store becoming the 4th generation in the business that my grandfather started in the 1930's.   I have 2 nephews and 1 niece.   I am a big Chicago Bears fan, through the good times and the bad times.  I love to travel and to camp.  I also do some wood carving, sewing, reading and enjoy spending time with my niece, Reaghan.