A Little Bit About Me and My
Philosophy of Education
I grew up in the small town of
Fairfax, SD and graduated from Bonesteel-Fairfax High School. While there I
participated in almost every activity available to students. I thoroughly
enjoyed it, and I know that if I would have went to school in a larger town that
I would not have had the opportunities and experiences that I did otherwise. I
feel that the students of the Scotland School are lucky to be part of a small
school and should take advantage of every opportunity that they can.
After high school I attended South Dakota State
University. I graduated from there in December 2007 and took a job as a
teaching assistant at Deubrook High School for the spring of 2008 semester. In
the fall of 2008 I started working at Scotland High School as the high school
English teacher. In the spring of 2011 I finished my Master's Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
My husband Joe and I currently live on a farm east of Scotland with our 3 sons: Lucas (kindergarten), Riley (preschool), and Alex (1 year old).
I truly believe that all students can learn if
they want to. The reason I take classes and read books about education is to
continue to improve myself and my teaching abilities. I expect that same work
ethic from my students. If a student is working hard and trying, I will not let
them fail. I will do everything in my power to help them understand the
material. I believe that education and hard work can take a person anywhere
they want to go, but it is up to the student to choose to take advantage of the