I am a transplanted Iowa farm kid who moved to Beeville after graduating with distinction from Iowa State University. I taught history, physical education and coached in Beeville ISD for 16 years before moving on to work in higher education. I spent 12 years studying sport pedagogy, teaching activity classes and secondary teaching methods lab, conducting research, and supervising student teachers at Texas A&M University. I then returned to Beeville to serve as Coastal Bend College’s Head Women’s Basketball coach and Adjunct Kinesiology instructor. I returned to BISD in 2016.
I have taught every grade level from Pre-K4 to U4. My elementary experience was in physical education at St. Gertrude Catholic School in KIngsville, Texas. In Beeville ISD, I have taught 7th Texas history, 8th American history, and physical education. I have coached volleyball, basketball, track & field, and tennis.
My current teaching assignments are: 8th American History, Girls’ Athletics, JH Volleyball, JH Track
I am the youngest of three children. Our family has a family farm operation in Iowa. My 90 year-old mother is still self-sufficient and politically active. My dog, Bella, is a 4 year-old huskie-shepard mix who is afraid of loud noises.
Coming from a farming background, I enjoy gardening and yard work. Tomatoes are my favorite “crop” to grow.