Who am I?

  • I have a been a member of the MTSD Board of Education for nearly 6 years. 

  • I am a mom and grandma. (One of my granddaughters attends a District school.)

  • I am a retired educator.

  • I taught at Homestead High School for 17 years, sharing my love of science with hundreds of MTSD students.  ​

  • I have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry. 

  • I worked in industry as a chemist prior to returning to school and becoming certified to teach.

  • I have loved learning and teaching since I was old enough to read.

  • I am married to a Homestead High School alum (class of 1966).

  • My husband and I have lived in Mequon for over 20 years.

  • We currently share our home with two felines: Buddy and Little Bit.

  • I raise and release monarchs during the summer months.

  • I am an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma – a professional society for women educators worldwide. (View my presentation: Leading From Within: an Educator on the School Board)

  • I am current president of OCAREA (Ozaukee County Area Retired Educators Association) - the local chapter of Wisconsin Retired Educators Association.

  • I was teaching science to 5th through 8th graders at a local parochial school when the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures in March of 2019.  So I experienced first-hand the rapid transition to and challenges of online teaching and learning.