I’m excited to be joining the Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) as the instructor for the Exploration of Health Sciences and Medicine. My prior teaching experiences are in Biology and the physical sciences. I am a second career teacher with a background in business analysis and project management for the Environmental Protection Agency, MCI Worldcom, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. I chose to become a teacher because I really wanted to reach students through science and show them how science is literally EVERYTHING! I am a Drake and Virginia Commonwealth University alumni.
I am married and have three young adults who I am currently enjoying watching them grow as they begin their post secondary studies at UNI, the University of Iowa and DMACC respectively. I was an army wife for 23 years before my husband retired with 28 years of service. We are going to try and enjoy our empty nest with our dog, Maisie. I’m a Hawkeye, Steelers, UNC and VCU fan for different sports and I love to be active by working out, riding bikes, hiking and traveling when I can. I love to read and am a huge foodie as well.
I’m excited to get to know my associates and help them explore the health sciences and careers in medicine.