Degrees and Certifications:
Mild and Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education Certification - Northwest Missouri State University Bachelors of Social Work - Missouri Western State University
I am the Learning Center teacher for Smithville High School. I have worked as a Special Education Teacher since 2009. Prior to transitioning to education, I worked as an International Social Worker in Afghanistan and Ethiopia. I have been at Smithville since 2015 and I have absolutely loved my time here. I am a mom to 3 beautiful children and wife to a very lucky man. As a family, we spend all of our spare time traveling. We love to camp, hike, and enjoy nature in all its forms. I am passionate about advocacy and volunteer work and have a very special place in my heart for my work with at-risk teens. I am blessed to get to spend time with some of the most amazing teenagers around and have the opportunity to get to know them. I look forward to getting the chance to work with challenging students and helping them find their motivation within themselves to graduate and go on to follow their dreams in secondary training or education.
I am a 10th grade Warrior Time teacher.