I am excited to be starting my 13th year as a Student Learning Advocate with Wisconsin Virtual Learning!! The relationships that are developed with my students and families is one of my favorite things about my job! I am a graduate of Purdue University and my masters were earned at Ball State University. Both universities are in Indiana where I grew up on a grain farm. I started my career as a University Extension 4-H/Youth Agent in Indiana, then after I was married and had children, took time off to be with them. I returned to the education field as a high school teacher with Port Washington High School then Ozaukee High School. While I am a full-time SLA, I am also an instructor for our high school electives in the area of Family & Consumer Science and Business. My favorite things about Wisconsin is the beautiful scenery! I love exploring the state! My favorite childhood book is The Tale of the Three Trees. My husband and I love to travel and spend time with our three grown children.