Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
Position description at DCS:
Professional and Educational Background:
This is my second year teaching. I graduated high school at Avon High School in 2005, and college with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Mathematics with a minor in Economics at The University of South Dakota in 2009.
Childhood and Family Background:
I grew up in Avon, South Dakota. I have an older brother and younger sister, and two loving parents. I am happily married to my husband Stephen for 5 years. We currently live in Corsica, SD, where my husband and I raise our son Owen. Stephen works in Mitchell at Trail King, and has the best carpooling buddy ever (Owen).
My entire childhood I grew up in a Bible church outside of Avon, called Friedensberg Bible Church. Then I attended The First Baptist Church in Avon after I married my husband. We currently attend The Lighthouse church in Corsica, SD.
Life Outside of DCS:
Most of all I enjoy spending all the time I can with my family and close relatives. I also enjoy the summer months where I spend most of my time outside. I love to garden, camp, ride bike, go on walks, water sports, and many other activities that pertain to being outside. When I can find the time, I like doing calligraphy, cross-stitching, and baking.
Why I Teach at DCS:
Youth is a big passion in my life. God has shown me this while I was able to counsel at camps and work at retreats. I feel God has led me to teach for that fact that it is a vulnerable time in students’ lives and they need a positive Godly role model. I believe with God’s help I may be that influence. Why do I teach specifically at DCS? Again, it is a Holy Spirit led thing. He has allowed me to use my belief in Christ, who died and rose again, and life experiences to freely share in a Christ centered atmosphere. What a blessing! I love how God has made every child unique and perfect in his sight, and I get to experience this everyday on my job while working with the students. He challenges me to see these differences and also love and embrace them like he does. One way I’ve realized to really understand the differences is to truly and sincerely listen to them. What a humbling experience! An education that is Christ centered is something I would have loved as a student, and am glad that students here are able to receive this. I am very blessed to have this position and enjoy the challenge of growing and learning about God, myself, other teachers, and students every day.