I attended Garden City Community College for my Associates Degree. I then continued my education at Fort Hays State University and received a BS in Elementary Education K-6. I have two endorsements, 5-8 Social Studies and K-12 ESOL. 


I was an ESOL/At Risk Para at Wichita County Junior High for about 7 years. I taught 6-8 Social Studies for 3 years at WCJH.  I then took a year off. I was the ESOL teacher in Ulysses, KS for 4 years and taught Kindergarten for a year.


I was born and raised in Southwest Kansas. I went to school in Leoti, KS and continue to live there. I went to college at Garden City and Fort Hays State University where I received my degree in Elementary Education.  I have been married for 21 years and have 4 children ranging in ages from 4-20.  My oldest is in college at K-State and my youngest is just beginning his school adventure. My husband and I own 2 businesses both based in Leoti.  We have been in the trucking business for about 10 years and we have The Wichita County Tire and Repair.