I teach 6th and 7th grade math at Beatrice Middle School. I am in my 33rd year of teaching. I grew up in Kearney, Nebraska, the youngest of 5 kids. In 1983, I graduated from Kearney High School, and then went to the University of Nebraska where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle School Education with endorsements in math and English. I received my Masters of Education Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Doane University in 2005. My husband Bob and I have been married for twenty-nine years. We have two boys. Jacob is 23 years old, is a UNL graduate, and gainfully employed as sales manager at Farmers COOP in Odell. Luke is 18 years old and is a freshman at UNK. We live near the huge metropolis of Clatonia, population 231. I enjoy sports, cooking, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.