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I was born and raised in a small farm/ranch town in Kansas, spending lots of time in the wheat fields and also pushing 2200 head of cattle. Following high school graduation I joined the U.S. Air Force and served a terrific 26 year career, visiting and living in many countries. I came to rest in this frontier state of South Dakota and fell in love with this area. My family decided this is where we would live the rest of our lives.
Following my Air Force career, I worked and taught at the university level, always wanting to help young students achieve their education dreams. In 2006, I began teaching in New Underwood at a school much like I attended growing up. I strive to be the kind of teacher that I had and who made the greatest impact on my life. I am here to make a positive difference in the lives of my students and help them develop the life skills they need.
I have been a teacher for twenty-two years. There really is no greater satisfaction than helping young people learn skills and concepts that will enable them to fulfill their life dreams. I am certified in South Dakota to teach Business Education 7-12, Math 6-8 and Computer Technology Education K-12.