I live in Hillsboro with my husband, Richard. Richard is an engineer at the Kincaid Power Station. We have one daughter, Breann, who will be graduating with her Master's Degree in Public Adminsitration from SIUE in December. I graduated from Hillsboro High School and continued my education at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I majored in English with an elementary education certificate, along with middle school endorsements in English and social studies. I have taught first grade, fifth grade and sixth grade language in the Hillsboro School District.
My hobbies are reading, biking, and cooking. I especially enjoy reading fiction/nonfiction novels and biographies as well as riding on bike trails. Trying new recipes is fun, and I like to learn recipes and tips from the cooking shows.