“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

100_0103-webI was born and raised in Monroe, Michigan and was blessed to have the opportunity to attend Trinity Lutheran Grade School from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Due to my own experience, Lutheran Schools are near and dear to me, therefore, I feel blessed to be a part of this Lutheran School and to serve here.

After receiving my undergraduate degree from Michigan Technological University, I moved to the Kalamazoo area where I have worked as a public school educator for 25 years. I have taught biology, chemistry, mathematics and technology education for the districts of Tecumseh, Galesburg-Augusta and Portage. In addition, I have taught adult education courses for Galesburg-Augusta, Parchment, and Comstock.

I officially retired from the Michigan Public Schools system, in July of 2010, to pursue other interests, wondering where God would lead me.

He quickly answered…I am volunteering my time to teach 8th grade mathematics for St. Michael Lutheran School. In addition, I am working with pre-service teachers and their mentor teachers as a Cluster Site Coordinator for Western Michigan University at three middle schools within the Kalamazoo Public Schools.