I am a native Montanan who was born in Havre. In 1976 I graduated from Cut Bank High School and headed off to college in Billings earning a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in reading and special education.
My first teaching job was in a small country school located in Dupuyer, MT. I taught grades 1-4, and another teacher taught grades 5-8. I actually enjoyed the three years I taught in Dupuyer which is located near the Rocky Mountain Front, but I figured it was time for something else. I returned to school and completed a master's degree in School Guidance and Counseling.
I was ecstatic to be hired as the first elementary guidance counselor in Frenchtown. The school was much smaller than it is today and my job description included counseling grades K-8, teaching reading for one period and teaching some jr. high special education classes. After three years I changed positions and became the reading specialist and I taught jr. high literature. When the opportunity presented itself, I made a change and taught grade 6 for 15 years. Currently I am the guidance counselor for grades 3-6. It looks like I will begin and end my career at Frenchtown as a counselor! I feel pleased to be a part of such a great learning community.
I enjoy downhill skiing, bicycling, cross-country skiing, golfing, bowling, doing stained glass, gardening, and reading.