B.S. Elementary Education, University of Illinois Springfield
Masters Elementary Education, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
This is my 20th and final year of teaching; all of them here at Beckemeyer. So this will be a rather bitter-sweet year for me. My husband, Tom, and I moved here from Ohio in 1989. We are Ohio State Buckeye fans! We have two grown children. Our daughter, Jennifer, lives in Chicago with her dog, Rhuarc and her cat, Sakai. Matthew, our son, lives in New Baden, Illinois with his wife, Carly, and our grandkids, Tommy and Lilly. We now have cats instead of children at our house! Tiamat is our 14 year old black cat and we just adopted a stray from the neighborhood which we named Frankie!