Hello Vikings! This will be my first year teaching at Frederic and I couldn't be more excited! I grew up in Minneapolis, but have called Frederic "home" for the last 12 years. I am married to a wonderful man and have two awesome little girls. I am thrilled that Family and Consumer Science (FACS) courses are offered once again at Frederic; I truly believe these courses contribute to a broad range of intellectual, moral, and workforce development goals. It is my mission to inspire and prepare students for success in family life, work life, and the career world. As an enthusiastic teacher (and person), I aim to create a positive and exciting learning experience--one where the students are encouraged to participate, engage, and freely explore. I wholeheartedly believe that although my compassion, curiosity, and sense of humor will foster a relationship of enjoyment and trust, it is my diverse background that will help guide the students and provide a well-rounded foundation for life literacy education. I truly look forward to this great responsibility!