About Me

Hello! I graduated Millikin University with a B.A. in English Secondary Education with a minor in English Writing. I am certified to teach grades 6-12. I taught seventh grade English at Clinton Junior High School before coming to Meridian. I was born and raised in Macon, Illinois, so I am incredibly excited to come back here to teach in the new building!

Analyzing literature is my specialty. I enjoy challenging students to look beyond the text with the understanding that it’s okay if they all take away something different from a certain piece. There may not always be a right answer in English, but listening to different points of view is as important in life as it is in class. I can’t wait to work with each new student to find his/her¬†identity as a writer, reader, and creator.