This is my 17th year at Taylor Junior High, all of which have been spent teaching 7th grade English. Originally I worked as a journalist, receiving a bachelor's degree in News/Editorial from the University of Nebraska. I eventually moved my focus to helping students to learn how write. I received my Master's Degree in Secondary Education in 2001.
I also work as the coach of the Taylor Chess Team, which has won three consecutive national championships, as well as numerous regional trophies and awards.