Classes: Junior High Theology, Social Studies, General Math and High School Catholic Literature
I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan – and still have plenty of extended family there. I spent my elementary and middle school years at St. Thomas the Apostle school (and church) and stayed at the church until I moved to Alaska in 2009, following my parents who had relocated here. Since arriving here, I’ve been a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Parish where I help with the Youth Group and also serve as extraordinary Eucharistic Minister. I enjoy getting to know and work with, and for my church family more and more, as I am able and willing.
I am married and my husband, Brian, and I have seven wonderful children between us – they keep us busy. From 15 (almost 16) on down to 2, we seem to always have something going on. From trips to New York for Steubenville retreats, to St. Therese’s camp, to Girl Scouts, to orchestra and band concerts – it’s both busy and a great way to spend my time when I’m not working. This is the part where I should mention my out of school activities, but in all honesty, I don’t have many! I hang with my kids and husband (when he’s not working, or hunting and fishing) and when I actually do have a few spare moments, I like to read or spend time visiting my parents, my sister and brother-in-law and my several nephews and niece.
I started my post-secondary education in 2013, and in 2018 I received my B.A. in English from UAA. I moved straight into my master’s program, graduating from UAF in May of 2019 with my Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. This is my first-year teaching and I couldn’t be happier to start my career at Lumen Christi. Everyday I’m impressed with the students, the staff, and the parents and families.