Some Quick Facts About
I have been teaching for twenty-one years, the last fourteen here at Hall Elementary. Prior to moving to Morgan country, I lived in northern Indiana in a small community in Jasper county. There I taught 6th grade science at Kankakee Vally Middle School.
I received my bachelors degree in education from Indiana State University and my masters in education from Purdue University. I continue my lifelong learning by taking classes in gifted education as well as in technology education.
For many summers I taught at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis for their summer camp called SpaceQuest. The last two years I have been the director of Aerospace Explorers camp held at Butler University, and sponsored through the Children's Museum, BMT corporation, and the National Space Foundation.
I have chosen by Lt. Governor Joe Kernan, as one of two teachers in the state of Indiana to attend the Space in the Classroom conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I will be in attendance with other educators around the country learning new ways to inspire students for a love of space science. Astronauts and NASA officials will be speakers each day. I hope to bring back great new ideas for classroom activities for our space unit as well as for our Young Astronaut Club.
You might already know this about me, but I am a big Space Nut. I love everything about our Space Program. If I would have been born 10 years later I might have applied to the Astronaut program. Wouldn't that be great, to see the Earth from space? Here is a picture from last year when I had the priviledge to meet one of our first astronauts, John Glenn.