I teach at J. A. Hughes Elementary, which is a small public school in northwestern MN. I have been teaching for 36 years and earned my Masters of Science in elementary and gifted education from MN State University Moorhead. One of the best parts of teaching for me is learning with my students.
A group of teachers from my school partnered with The Nature Conservancy’s Glacial Ridge Project to monitor the restoration of prairie/wetlands for change over time and the impact these changes have on flood control in the Red River Valley of the North. You can see a 6-minute documentary about our project on Edutopia at this link: http://www.edutopia.org/wetland-ecology-technology.
Besides my classroom work, I am a member of the MN Science Quality Teaching Network, Teachers as Learners and Leaders, and am a member of the MN Science Teachers board. I am very excited about being a Mercury MESSENGER Fellow and the opportunity this gives me to share quality education modules with groups of teachers.
My husband, Dale, is a newly retired school superintendent. We have two grown children, Ryan and Lori, and a granddaughter, London.
32342 E. Rosewood Dr.
Dent, MN 56528