I have been teaching since graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 1974. I completed my Masters Degree from East Tennessee State University majoring in Reading and Elementary Education. My husband and I have lived in Iowa, Tennessee, Michigan, and North Dakota before settling in beautiful Florence, Alabama in 1995. Over the years of my career, I have taught Title I Remedial Reading, Middle School Sixth Grade, and various courses for the University of Western Michigan Education Department in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I am now Assistant Professor at the Kilby Laboratory School as supervisor of fourth grade for the University of North Alabama. I love kids and think teaching is the greatest job ever.