Education is an important part of my life. I am a graduate of Bloomington Lincoln High School and the University of Minnesota. I have completed graduate work at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. This is the start of my 46th year with Blooomington Public Schools. After teaching at Portland Junior High (currently Valley View Middle), Penn Junior High, Oak Grove Junior High and Olson Junior High, I arrived at Kennedy High School in 1983. I have taught a variety of social studies courses, worked with mock trial teams, service groups, and student publications. This school year I teach 12th grade trimester courses in American Government, Economics, and AP Economics. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my four grandchildren.