Professionally . . .

Minnesota Teaching Licenses/Endorsements

  • Middle School Endorsement
  • Secondary Developmental and Remedial Reading
  • Secondary Life Science
  • Secondary Earth and Space Sciences
  • Middle Grades (5-8) General Science



  • MS -- Minnesota State University, Mankato; 1996
  • BS -- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; 1986


Teaching Experience

  • Reading Teacher, Aug 2010 to present, Sanford Middle School, MPS
  • Sabbatical Leave granted by MPS, School Year 2009-2010
  • Reading Teacher, 1997 to 2009, Anwatin Middle School, MPS
  • Science Teacher, 1991 to 1997, Anwatin Middle School, MPS
  • Science Teacher, 1990-1991, Anoka-Hennepin Schools, MN
  • Science Teacher, 1986-1990, Pinellas County Schools, FL


Teaching for over three decades in the "amazing middle" has been, well, quite amazing! No two days are ever the same, and I can count on students to teach me something new every day. The changes I see in middle-schoolers from September to June are astounding, and motivate me to return for fresh challenges every fall.