Being hired by Washburn as an Assistant Professor, my family and I relocated to Topeka in 2007. I love being in education, and am happy to have the opportunity to teach and advise students. Choosing their school before finding our house, I believe in the importance of building a school community. My son is currently a junior at Topeka High while my daughter is a junior in college. Having spent years volunteering within the USD 501 district, I am eager to serve as a member of the School Board.
Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; B.S.S., Cornell College; High School, Muscatine, IA
DISTRICT SERVICE PARENT/SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE: District Citizen’s Advisory Council; Committee for Gifted Curriculum; THS Principal Search Committee; Sheldon Pre-school Building Naming Committee; Jardine Middle – K-8 Initiative Committee;
ELEMENTARY: Member of PTO and DCAC representative; Choreographed School Musicals - Assisted director as needed; Assisted cheer coach; Yearbook - creation, production, marketing, selling, etc.; Yearbook Committee Coordinator; Co-Coordinator of the Healthy Hawks; Volunteered in the classroom 1 - 4 hours a week; Chair/Volunteer of the Book Fair; Field Day Volunteer –et up, run an area, and clean up;
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Member of PTO and DCAC representative - Secretary, Vice President, Co-President, Chair of Pizza/Bingo; Choreographer for fall musical for eight years; Volunteered with Egyptian program;
HIGH SCHOOL: (*Current) - *Member of PTO and DCAC representative (Secretary, *Vice-President, President), Co-Chair of Spirit Wear, After Prom Game Room Chair, Concession Volunteer; *Scholars Bowl – Parent Volunteer; *Band Backers – Member; Secretary; *Scholarship Chair; Debate/Forensics Volunteer; *THS Drumline – Parent Volunteer;
OTHER SERVICE: Kansas Youth Chorale Board Member; Helping Hands Humane Society Volunteer
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