“Over my 20+ years as a teacher there is nothing more rewarding than the ‘lightbulb’ moment. It’s the look on a student’s face, in their smile, the glint of their eyes when something new has been discovered. That discovery may have been a challenge or it may have come ‘easy’. However the connection is made, it grows the student in the desire to learn more! What is most precious about the ‘lightbulb’ at Faith is that the discovery is not purely academic, but also comes in the revealing of Jesus through the inerrant Word of God. Immersing or saturating the academic lessons through the lens of God’s holy word is a privilege in itself. My prayer is that each student loves God’s Word and our Triune God more than ever. In turn, they pour out that love to their community and build God’s kingdom.”
4th Grade Teacher
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Education Pre K-12; minor in Early Childhood Education.
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
30 Master Credits including Educational Practicum in Educational Leadership. 6 credit Practicum and 24 credits of coursework completed.
Marion College of Fond du lac
Continuing Education Credits (CEC) 24 credits (2001, 2006, 2011, 2016)–Course emphasis in Classroom Management, Elementary Teaching Techniques, Mentor Programs, Classroom Intervention Strategies, Professional Collaboration
Wisconsin Teaching License
Wausau East High School
6 years as Family and Consumer Education teacher, Department Head, Career Center Coordinator and School-to-Work Coordinator
D.C. Everest School District
Long-Term Substitute Teacher from 2004-2016.
I was blessed to grow up in a family that attended church and respected and honored God. There was never a time in my life when God was not important. Although my family attended church, the church itself was not gospel oriented. I attended church most of my childhood and young adulthood more in obedience, than in a relationship. In the fall of 1997, I was challenged by a friend if I had a religion or relationship with God. It was at that time that I began to learn about what it meant to have a relationship with Jesus. I was blessed to be invited to attend a worship service at Highland Community Church where the gospel was presented LOUD and CLEAR! I immediately understood my need for a Savior and accepted His free gift. I continued to grow in my knowledge of His word (all new even though I grew up knowing all the accounts!). In November of 2003 the Lord spoke through His word during a bible study I was in on the book of Hebrews. The teaching was on Hebrews 6, specifically v4-8 which is many times interpreted by some denominations as verses in which you can lose your salvation. The pastors at the time presented a teaching on ETERNAL SECURITY and that was a life changing moment in my Christian walk. It was then I knew that NOTHING could separate me from the love of Christ. That I could not lose something I never earned! Foremost, there was nothing I could do to make Him love me more or love me less. His grace was complete! This was completing freeing and a turning point in my maturity as a believer.
I thank the Lord for my family who always placed God as important, my friend who initially challenged me about having a relationship with Jesus, the gospel centered nature of Highland Community Church and the pastors who shared that salvation is forever! I fully embrace Romans 8:28, that God works out all things for our betterment. Hallelujah, He reigns!
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mark, for 30 years. We have two adult children. Our oldest child, Victoria, graduated from UW La Crosse and now lives and works in Onalaska, WI. Our son, Steven, is a junior at UW Madison, majoring in Music and Economics.
We have been attending Highland Community Church where my husband, Mark and I have served in the Worship, Small Group and Children’s ministries over the past 18+ years. I have also served in the Women’s ministry area.