Born and raised in South Dakota, I attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, for my undergraduate degree. Following a year of teaching English to junior high students in Japan, I returned to my home state and taught upper elementary in western South Dakota. During Summer 2003, I participated in the Summer Institute of Dakota Writing Project (DWP). Since then, I have participated in a number of events through DWP and the National Writing Project. I finished my Master's through Black Hills State University--MSCI-Reading Specialist program in 2009--and I currently teach 6th Grade Physcial Science in Austin, MN. I continue to be an active member of the DWP Board of Directors.
Austin Public Schools: Austin, MN