Welcome to 6th Grade Math!
This is my6th year teaching this grade level
and I love the challenge of it!
I also am teaching 6th and 7th grade Math Intervention
group working with kids needing practice in math skills.
This is a new experience for me!
A little about me. I have been teaching for over 25 years--wow I feel old now! I started in Sioux Center, Iowa teaching K-6 Special Education all areas. Then taught 4th grade for a year there. I then moved down to Adel and taught as an associate in Desoto in a Special Education room working with Down's Syndrome and Autistic children. Then taught there in 4th Gr Special Education. I moved to 1st grade at Minburn for 3 years for the ADM school district. In 2001, I got hired here at Panorama teaching 5th grade. Chase was just starting Kindergarten which worked out well. I taught 5th grade for 2 years, 3rd grade for 3 years, and Title Math for 4 years. I moved down here to 6th grade and this is my 6th year teaching this subject. Math is my favorite subject to teach!!
My big accomplishment this summer was being able to complete my 2nd RAGBRAI ride. I rode the whole way again this year! I will say it was a challenge with lots of hills this year, but a great accomplishment to say I finished!
I have 2 children. Chase graduated in 2014 and after a short time at WITCC in Sioux City, decided he would join the NAVY. He is now down in Jacksonville, Florida training to be an Arial Weapons Specialist in which he will be flying on a P8 plane if any of you know what that is. Shelby graduated in 2015 and is attending University of Dubuque for nursing. She will be starting her Sophmore year there. She stayed up there this summer and worked as a CNA.
We had 3 dogs..Abby the Golden Retriever, Squirt, the poodle and our newest addition, Lexi, the Yorkie. Our 14 year old Golden had to be put down as she was having great difficulty walking. SAD DAY!! Our Yorkie went to live with my aunt as I felt she needed more attention than I was around to give her. We also have a cat, Sophie who stays away from the camera if possible. I love to hear animal stories from the kids!
I also have other part time jobs which I enjoy. One is I work as a dispatcher for Guthrie Co. Sheriff's Office. I like the challenge of learning something new almost every time I am there, as well as, the unknown of what might happen. I also enjoy working with our Law Enforcement Officers, EMS and FD personnel of our county. We have a great bunch!! I also do some UBERing in DSM. It involves meeting some interesting people.
Please contact me when any issues come up with your child's learning. The more we know, the better we can help them learn. It takes a team effort to help them be the best student they can be!!