New Staff Member Spotlight

With enthusiasm I join Global Village Academy in its mission to prepare this generation for a rapidly shrinking global community. I am excited for our students experiencing other cultures and languages, preparing them for a world community. As a team member, I look forward to providing my first grade students a strong foundation to reading, writing, and speaking English.
As a child I remember playing school and wanting to become a teacher. Teaching runs in my family with my brother, mother, and grandparents having been teachers. This lead to my earning a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Bethany College, Kansas and Master’s in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado. I have taught in a variety of capacities from preschool, to kindergarten, and middle school special education. As an adult, I can think of nothing more rewarding than watching students grow educationally, emotionally, and physically!
Personally, I love to learn about different cultures and have visited eleven countries in Eastern and Western Europe. I also participated in four mission trips within the America’s. In addition to traveling, I enjoy family time with my two nephews, Robert and Hunter. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking my lab/boxer mix Babe, and scrapbooking.
I am looking forward to the school year ahead!