I am very excited to begin my 18th year of teaching! I grew up in Alton, Il and graduated from Alton High School. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and studied behavior intervention at Illinois State University. This will be my 13th year teaching 7th and 8th grade in the Bethalto School District. I previously spent 5 years teaching high school and 7th grade for Bloomington School District 87 in Bloomington, Il. I am married , have two children and live in Glen Carbon, Il .