Academic Interests and Expertise


  • B.S.E. Elementary Education Emporia State University

  • M.Ed. Educational Administration Ft. Hays State University


  • Kansas Teaching License
    • K-9 Teaching
    • 5-8 Math, 5-8 Science, 5-8 ELA, 5-8 Social Studies
    • K-12 Administration
    • K-12 English Language Learners
    • K-12 Teacher Leader


  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference               2023
  • Kansas MTSS Symposium and Alignment Conference                                        2023
  • Kansas State Department of Education Conference                                             2022
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Conference
  • International Reading Association (IRA) Conference
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference
  • Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference
  • Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Conference
  • National Council for Teachers of Math (NCTM) Conference 
  • National Title 1 Conference (now ESEA)
  • Kansas Council for Social Studies (KCSS)


  • KAGAN Cooperative Learning
  • LETRS Training
  • MATH – A Way of Thinking
  • AIMS – Activities in Math and Science
  • Cognitive Coaching Foundations Training
Areas of Teaching Interest

CI 446                 Elementary Teacher Internship & Classroom Management Seminar

CI 411A               Pre-Teaching Internship:  Elementary Core IIA

CI 402J                ISAM: Elementary Social Studies

CI 416                  Classroom Management & Pedagogy

CI 403                  Learning and Educational Assessment

CI 313                  Reading/Writing Exceptionalities

CI 779                  Disciplinary Literacy and Fluencies

CI 703                  ECU Assessment and Methods: K-3

CI 327                  ECU: Foundations


Professional Experience

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS                                   Aug 2021-present
● Assistant Teaching Educator
● University Supervisor

USD 260 Derby Public Schools                                            Aug 1998-July 2020
● Instructional Coordinator for K-12 ELA/Social Studies/Fine Arts
● Instructional Coach - Wineteer, Cooper, and Oaklawn Elementary Schools
● 6th Grade ELA, Math, and Science Teacher - Derby Sixth Grade Center

USD 428 Great Bend Public Schools                                   Aug 1992-June 1998
● Elementary Principal - Morrison Elementary School
● 3rd and 5th Grade Teacher - Lincoln Elementary School

USD 495 Ft. Larned Public Schools                                    Aug 1989-May 1992
● 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher - Hillside Elementary School


Course Recency Grant – Update CI 446                                $,1000 Award                                Spring 2022

CAS-CUA Technology Grant – Virtual Reality Goggles       $5,634 Award                                 Spring 2023

CAS-CUA Technology Grant – Newline Interactive Board  $2,333 Award                                Spring 2023

Areas of Service

Service to the School of Education

Faculty Workload Subcommittee                                          2021-2022

Elementary Education Faculty Handbook Committee       2021-2022

Early Childhood Unified Co-chair                                          2021-2022

Scholarship Review Committee                                             2022-2023

Educator’s Rising KNEA Faculty Sponsor                              2023-present

Service to the College of Applied Sciences

ILTP Committee                                                                        2021-2022

Accreditation Steering Committee                                        2021-2022

Assessment Committee                                                          2021-present

ECU/ELL Search Committee                                                    2021

CAS Technology Committee Chair                                         2022-present

Service to Wichita State University

General Education Committee                                               2022-present

Other Interests

Community Service

USD 260 Board of Education, Vice-President                                                                 2020-2022

Parents as Teachers Advisory Committee, Member                                                     2020-present

USD 260 Strategy 2 Committee, Member                                                                      2020-2022

“WU Reads” 3rd Grade Buddy Program, Member                                                         2021-2022

Lyon County Lippelman Teaching Award Committee, Member                                 2021-present

WSU Plains Regional Regatta Volunteer                                                                         2022

Wichita Public Library Professional Development, Presenter                                     2022

Kansas English Editorial Review Board, Reviewer                                                         2023

Spelling Bee Guest Announcer, Wineteer Elementary                                                 2014-present

DHS Intro to Education Course, Presenter                                                                      2022-present

Additional Information

Professional Memberships

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Kansas Council for Social Studies (KCSS)

Kansas National Education Association (KNEA)