Greetings and Welcome! I am a graduate of Ferris State University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Currently, I am enrolled at Kent State University, working towards my Master of Geographic Information Science degree. While earning my bachelor’s degree, I worked as a Special Education Parapro at Pine River High School in my hometown of Tustin, Michigan. To finish my degree, I student-taught 7th and 8th grade History in the Grand Rapids Public Schools system at C.A. Frost Environmental Science Middle High School. After graduating, I taught World History, Government, and Economics at McBain High School.
It was always a goal of mine to return to Grand Rapids, and eagerly accepted the position at West Michigan Aviation Academy, where I am in my second year. At WMAA I teach Government, Economics, and Human Geography. As of the 2020-21 school year, I am also co-advisor for the Student Council.
Growing up in Northern Michigan, I spent my free time outdoors: in the water, on a hiking trail, or hitting the links at the many golf courses. (Even though I played a lot, I never seemed to improve my score.) When not outside, I enjoy watching movies, and I am shamelessly addicted to reality tv, mostly 90 Day FIance and the Real Housewives. Since quarantine, I have found solace in working in my yard, remodeling various rooms in my house, and reading books that I have put off for a LONG time. The hardest thing was not being able to see my niece and nephew, Ben and Lucy; however, we spent many hours facetiming.