I was born and raised in Metamora. I attended Metamora Grade School and graduated from Metamora Township High School in 1993. Following high school, I attended ICC and then transferred to ISU where I earned my bachelor's degree in education in December of 1998. I taught 3rd grade and coached basketball and track at District 50 Schools in Washington, IL for 13 years. During that time, I received my Master's Degree in Administration from Western Illinois University. In August of 2012, I was hired at Metamora Grade School as the Dean of Students. I really enjoy working in my home town and I hope I can instill in the students the importance and pride of growing up and being part of a great town like Metamora.