Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and to be the leader of the middle school. This is a great privilege to me and I look forward to getting to know everyone in the upcoming days and weeks.
A little bit about me and my world outside of school. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and are blessed by 3 children, Katlin, Bryce, and Brandt. We have the opportunity to farm with our family which includes corn and cattle. I have been in education for 16 years and my roles have consisted of being a student success coach, teaching 6th grade for 5 years and 7th grade for the 10 years before that. I also enjoy gardening, watching the Cubs and Hawkeyes and walking my dog, Buster. Since you will have a small glimpse into my world I look forward to the chance to hear about you and what you enjoy doing outside of the school day when we meet individually.
I chose Maquoketa because learning is something that I believe takes place at all levels. I also believe that when you are in an environment that not only promotes learning but also models it, it creates an opportunity for everyone to benefit. Maquoketa has a reputation for this and I am excited to help continue that tradition. I will be the learning leader of the middle school, but please understand I do not know everything and look forward to learning from and with you. I plan to accomplish this by being visible in your classroom and in the hallway.
I also am looking forward to becoming a part of this amazing group that fully supports the education system in multiple ways. As with many things there will be a learning curve and I will be working daily to learn how things work and then evaluate what things are working well and what things we can improve upon. I am so excited to be a part of such a welcoming dedicated staff. Maquoketa is a school district and community that supports their students and I am so very excited to be one small part of that awesome group.
Maquoketa Middle School