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Welcome Back!! I am very excited to start my eleventh year at Classical School. This is my fifteenth year teaching in the Appleton Area School District. I have had so much fun teaching here at Classical School, and I am especially excited this year to start a new adventure! I have been teaching 6th grade for ten years, but last year, I decided to embark on a new adventure! This will be my first year as one of our 5th grade teachers, and I am so very excited! I have always found the 5th grade curriculum to be fascinating, and I am very excited to work with students of this age level!

I am very passionate about our school, my students, and our philosophy. I do not look at teaching as a job, but as a way of life, and I enjoy learning and working towards finding ways in which I can teach my students to be successful. The success of my students is important to me, and I look forward to watching my students grow as individuals each year; this year is no different!

I am very familiar with this area as I grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin. I began my schooling at Johnston Elementary School, moved on to Madison Middle School, and finished up at East High School in 1995. I continued my education at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. I am certified to teach Elementary and Middle School with a minor in Social Studies. I am excited and lucky to say that I have had the opportunity to teach in all areas of my certification since coming to the Appleton Area School District. I began my teaching career at Edison Elementary teaching 4th grade. After two years of a wonderful experience I transferred to Madison Middle School. There, I taught 8th grade United States History. The third switch, and my most favorite, brought me here to Classical School.

Friends and family are very important to me, and I am very lucky to be surrounded by my family here in Appleton. My husband, Ryan, our daughter, Ryley, our son, Bradyn, and our dog, Bandit, enjoy spending time with our family and friends as much as possible during our free time. Our favorite activities are walking, playing outside, boating, camping, and reading. We are a very active family, and we enjoy spending time with each other!

As you can see I am a very adventurous person who enjoys staying active! Currently, I am the Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach at Appleton West High School. I also am a coach and President/Club Director for Appleton Excel Volleyball Club. My other interests include playing and coaching volleyball, scrapbooking and crafting, reading (lots and lots of reading), outside activities, spending time with my family and friends, and exercise.

As always, I look forward to another year here at Classical School, and I cannot wait to meet your son or daughter. I could not ever imagine doing anything besides teaching, and I work very hard to try to do the best that I can for all my students and the students of this school. This is a wonderful working and learning environment, and I feel lucky to be a part of it!