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             I am thrilled and excited to be teaching English Language Arts and World Cultures to your child here at Green Elementary.  This year marks my 28th year in education, my 18th year teaching in Allen, and my seventh year teaching here at Green.  In Spring of 2015 I graduated from Texas A & M at Commerce with my Masters Degree in Reading.  I have previously taught Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Pre-K, and 7th and 8th grade English and Math.
             I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in second grade. I grew up all over Michigan and graduated from Northern Michigan University, which is in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. In August before my senior year of college, I married my wonderful husband Josef. We have five children.  My first born are triplet boys. Thomas is married to Erin and is a Captain in the Air Force.  They have two children, Josie, who is 41/2, and Brady, who 2 1/2. Andrew works in Austin where he is the Director of Customer Service in a tech company.  Nicholas lives in the area and is the General Manager of a restaurant in McKinney. My older daughter, Caroline, was born 16 months after the boys and works in a hospital as a Medical Laboratory Scientist about half hour north of Austin. She and her husband Mitchell had a beautiful baby girl named Chloe, who is 2. My youngest daughter, Elaine, is a Texas Tech graduate and is beginning her second year as a 6th grade Math teacher in Community ISD, which is northeast of Wylie.  
                    
                                                
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     We moved to Allen in August of 1996 after spending 15 years in the Air Force and wouldn't want to live anywhere else in Texas! 
                                                                        
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                   My favorite place to read when I visit Michigan in the summer.  
                   This is the southeast end of Lake Superior.  Isn't it beautiful!  :)