Before joining St. Francis of Assisi, I have had a variety of experiences in Catholic education. I have taught kindergarten through fifth grade over a span of eighteen years. I have mentored several new teachers and served as the faculty liaison for parent-teacher organizations and school advisory boards. While teaching at St. John Bosco School, I began to take on a leadership role and continued to add more administrative experience while teaching at St. Ambrose School. I was the assistant principal of St. Francis Xavier School and, most recently, the principal of Academy of St. Adalbert for the past three years.
My husband, Mike, and I have five children: four boys and a girl. They range in age from 20 to 7 years old. All of my children are currently in a Catholic school or have attended a Catholic school. I strongly believe in Catholic education. It is through the partnership between parents, the school and parish community that our students become disciples of Christ who view serving others as part of who they are as Catholics. Additionally, through the principles of STREAM, our students receive a strong education with the goal of having them become solution seekers to real world problems which links right back to stewardship.