Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
I live in North Pole, Alaska with my husband, Bob. We have a beautiful little girl, Bailey, who is 10. I also have two step-daughters ages 27 and 23 and a one year old grandson. We also have two 3-year old labs, Koda and Deshka, and a sweet cat named Buddy. My husband is retired from the Air Force and is a big game guide/outfitter.
I graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a B.A. with dual majors in Elementary Education and Mathematics. I went on to receive my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the College of St. Scholastica via distance learning then right away began pursued my PhD in Teaching and Learning from Capella University. Much of my focus in research has been on differentiation in the classroom, parental choice in schooling, authentic assessments in math, and integration of technology. Currently I am enrolled in Walden’s Adminstration and Leadership EdD program.
I have been teaching in the public school system for 23 years now and have taught in Maryland and Alaska. I have taught Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and have served as an instructional coach the last 6 years.
In my free time (at least in the summer) I enjoy fishing with my family and our pups, spending time outdoors, and reading. During the winter I enjoy cross country skiing. I also love to swim year round.