I would like to welcome you and your child to the academic school year. Because I will be spending so much time with your child, I would like to tell you some details about my professional and personal life. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Winona State University and a Master's Degree from Hamline University. I began my mathematics teaching career at Southwest Junior High School in Forest Lake, Minnesota. After five years at Southwest Junior High, I was offered a job at Fred Moore Middle School in Anoka, Minnesota, and proudly became a teacher in the Anoka Hennepin School District. Upon completion of a year at Fred Moore Middle School, I transferred to Coon Rapids Middle School, where I continued to teach at the middle school level for another four years. Then, in August of 2003, I was hired to teach high school mathematics here at CPHS. My husband, Patrick, is also a teacher in the CPHS math department as well. Patrick and I have three children (Jordan, Miranda, and Mason) and a Shih Tzu dog named Diggory. I am strongly committed to the importance of parent involvement in their child's education. I firmly believe that a child receives the best education possible when parents and teachers work together. I will keep in contact with you this school year and I welcome your calls and messages.