“Before I was a teacher, I was in retail, climbing the corporate ladder. When a new role was presented to me, I had to decide if I would really be happy in the role. After long consideration, the answer was no. I had thought back to previous jobs and activities I had done through the years, and the one thing that always stuck out was teaching and coaching children. Their excitement for learning and creativity is what sparks my day. I made the decision to go back to college to become a teacher. You are never too old to learn or change your path!
“I love being able to work with students of all ages and all needs and help them gain a passion for learning. At our school, families come to us for a wide variety of issues. No matter the case, confidence in learning is the biggest achievement we can help them to find. One thing I really love about working for Iowa Connections Academy is getting to know the families and students. We get the opportunity to work with families for several years and have more contacts with students, parents, and siblings than most teachers at brick-and-mortar schools do. I love being able to have that connection and seeing how little personalities grow through the years!