Welcome to the Calhoun R-VIII School District! I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with our children, families and staff. I look forward to working together to provide the best education and opportunities for our students.
I joined Calhoun R-VIII School District in 2019, following 4 years of administration within the Madison C-3 School District. My career began over 20 years ago at Craig R-III School District, where I taught K-12 PE and coached Volleyball, B/G Basketball and B/G Track. Over the years I have had the pleasure to serve in many capacities from teaching Physical Education, Health, At Risk and serving in administration as Assistant Principal, Head Principal, Athletic Director and Superintendent. I have coached Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Cross Country, Track, Football and Boys/Girls Basketball and have enjoyed the many experiences as a teacher, coach and school leader.
I grew up in Iowa and received my undergraduate degree from Wartburg College in Physical Education with an endorsement in coaching and also played college basketball while there. After that I earned three graduate degrees over the years in Educational Administration and Leadership from William Woods University.
I view a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. I believe partnerships with parents and community members are essential to enriching the experience at Calhoun R-VIII Schools.
During my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time at our lake house doing as little as possible and spending time with family.
Thanks for visiting and please don't hesitate to stop by, email or call if the need should ever be there.