I graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2004. I continued my education at SIUE and in 2008, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a minor in Spanish. I began teaching 4th grade in 2008 and since then have also taught second and fifth. I finished my masters degree in educational administration in 2015. In 2018 I began working for the Hillsboro School District as a Title I reading teacher and technology integration specialist.