While I was growing up, I was required to move a lot because of my father’s work. I was in 13 schools before I graduated from high school. Brigham Young University brought some stability to my life, and I graduated from there in 1969 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. Years later, in 2000, I received a Masters Degree in Education from Southern Utah University.
I taught fourth grade for two years in upstate New York. After that I went to Anchorage, Alaska and taught knitting and crocheting in a knit shop. I spent another year or two doing various clerking jobs in California and Salt Lake City. Upset and bored because I wasn’t using my education, I applied to Millard County School District for a position in a two room school.
I moved to Garrison, Utah where I taught for two years: one year grades 1-4, and the second year grades 1-8. That is where I met my husband and started my family.
We moved to Hobbs, New Mexico where I eventually taught second grade for eight years. Feeling a great need to move from there, we ended up in Monroe, Utah and have been here for 25 years-MY HOME! I was hired by Sevier School District and taught resource classes and grades 1-3. I retired from Salina Elementary School in 2012 after a total of 28 years teaching.
I am the proud mother of 4 boys and 2 girls, and I’m totally in love with my 9 grandchildren, ages 5-21. Our oldest grandson is beginning a mission to Angola, Africa by way of Arcadia, California. I love studying, reading, traveling and having a family celebration once a month. I’m really looking forward to teaching for Kimber Academy this year.