Welcome to my class! This is my 10th year teaching 4th grade at Conn West. I grew up in Clinton, Missouri and moved to Leawood, Kansas my freshman year in high school. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 1997 with a degree in Journalism. After working in law enforcement for almost 10 years, I went back to school and received my Masters in Education from the University of Central Missouri. I'm married to Rob and have three children; Kaitlin (16), Tyler (14) and Lindsay (8). I enjoy running, attending my children's numerous sports activities, watching movies, and traveling. I look forward to working with your child this year.