In a few days you will meet your new classmates as well as your teacher. I am so excited to be starting my 22nd year of teaching at Hornung. I attended Hornung Elementary School when I was a kid, and early on I dreamed of being a teacher. One of my favorite things to do is travel, but this summer I didn't go far from home. I spent a lot of time reading (17 novels) and swimming in my pool. Spending time with my nieces and nephews was my favorite part. I enjoy singing, yoga, hiking and walking. I cheer for the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Tigers. I attended Eastern Michigan University for both my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I love nature and am very passionate about caring for our beautiful planet and respecting the diversity of those who make up this great nation. I'm a cat person, but I also love my dog named Otis. The best moments are spent with my family and friends. One of my favorite things is being able to teach 4th grade. I always look forward to getting to know my students each year.