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Subjects Taught
Computer Applications, Conceptual Science, Informal Geometry


Manteno High School Graduate 1994 

Bachelors from Lewis University, in Social Work and Human Services BA May 1999

Masters in Special Education from Lewis University May 2000

Masters in Administration from Concordia University (Type 75) May 2010

Next Generation Science Standards from Illinois State University 6 graduate credit hours 2013-2014.


Entering my 15th year of teaching Special Education.

Currently going into my 10th year of teaching at Manteno High school in the Student Support Services  Department.

-Former JV Girls Basketball Coach at Manteno for 1 year 2008-2009

-Former Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Manteno for 2 years 2009-2011

-Team leader of Operation Teen Safe Driving 2010-2014

-School Improvement committee 2009-2012

-Interact Club sponsor 2013-Current

- Evaluation Committee 2012-2014

- Manteno Education Association President 2012-Current

1 year at Lincoln Way East High School 2007-2008

- Freshman Girls Basketball Coach at LWE finished with a 20-1 record

- Sophomore Softball Coach at LWE finished with a 17-6 record

Taught 4 1/2 years at Peotone Elementary/High School  2003-2007

- 4 year Varsity Girls Head Basketball Coach (Regional Champs in 2005)

Student Teaching Andrew High School

-Varsity assistant Volleyball Coach

Student Teaching Butler Elementary School

-Work with Self-Contained students

Hickory Creek Middle School 2002-2003

-Teachers Assistant

-Coached 6th grade Girls Basketball 

Adolescent Health Specialist at the Will County Health Department in Joliet, IL from 1999-2001

-Abstinence Education Coordinator, Teens Against Tobacco Use coordinator, HIV/AIDS outreach, Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Assessments at Sliver Cross Hospital, and work with Healthy Families Illinois.



-1 year of Travel Softball Coach for Team Clovers

- IHSA Softball Umpire

-Former Lewis University and Kankakee Community College Softball player

-Former 3 sport athlete at Manteno High School (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball) 1990-1994

- Slow Pitch softball for 10 years and played in 5 Slow Pitch World Series for the Midwest States. Finished 5ht in state in 2010


I am a former student from Manteno High School. I graduated in 1994 and during my time at MHS I played volleyball, basketball, and softball for four years. I was injured my freshman year of basketball with a completely torn ACL. I held off on surgery so I did not miss out on too much of the upcoming seasons. I worked in rehab really hard to get back. I also was part of the FFA organization and served as officer.

After high school graduation I attend Kankakee Community College for 2 years. I played softball my second year after having surgery on my knee to reconstruct my ACL. After 2 years at KCC I transferred to Lewis University and played one more year of softball before retiring from a sport I love. I completed my Bachelors in May 1999 in Social Work and Human Services and began to work.

After college graduation, I worked at the Will County Health Department (WCHD) in the Adolescent Health Division as a social worker and program coordinator. While at the WCHD I worked as the program coordinator for Abstinence Education initiative and with Healthy Families Illinois teen parent panel. I also worked along with HIV/AIDS prevention and Teens against Tobacco use. I worked as a domestic violence and child/elderly abuse assessment counselor at Sliver Cross Hospital. I left the WCHD to gain teaching experience in a school setting. I was a teacher assistant at Hickory Creek Middle School in Frankfort while I finished my Masters in Special Education from Lewis University. From there I worked at Peotone High School developing their Behavior Disorder program and was the Head Girls Basketball Coach.  After completing my fourth year at Peotone I decided to make a change and accept a special services position at Lincoln-Way East High School. I spent a year at LWE working with the Special Service Department and I coached Freshman Girls Basketball and Sophomore Softball. I really missed the small town atmosphere, so I left LWE and accepted a position at Manteno High School in the Special Service Department and the JV Girls Basketball position. After a year as JV basketball coach I had the opportunity to become the Head Varsity Coach which I did for two years.

I am now entering my 15th year of teaching in the Special Education department. Currently entering my 10th year at Manteno High School with the Special Service Department and  I am currently Interact Club Sponsor, MEA President, and on the Financial Committee.  

In May 2010 I graduated from Concordia University with a Master in Administration and received my Type 75 school administration certification. Summer of 2014 I completed a 2year graduate program of credits on Next Generation Science Standards from Illinois State University.

 My degrees are a Bachelors of Arts, Masters in Special Education and Masters in School Administration.

I love being back in the small town environment and at the school I graduated from. Being an alumni of Manteno High School makes me very proud to be a part of the Panther team again!

My Hobbies Include: Slow-pitch softball, spending time with Family and friends, WNBA/College basketball games, College Football, concerts, reading, theater and gardening.