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I grew up in Pennsylvania, in a town that straddled the void between old-fashioned farm values and metropolitan growth. I participated in rodeos from the age of 4 and I’ve never looked backed. In addition to horses, I was an avid reader and student. I knew before I graduated high school that I wanted to be a teacher, especially a history teacher.

After graduating, I attended Montana State University while competing on their rodeo team. In 2011 I was a member of the CNFR national champion women’s team. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Social Studies Broad Field) and a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2014. I completed my internship in Glasgow High School and I really enjoyed teaching on the high school level.

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In 2015 I moved to Saskatchewan. I enjoy helping out on my husband’s family’s ranch, barrel racing, reading and crafting. I have accepted a full-time position in a nearby rural school, teaching a variety of subjects for grades nine through twelve. I enjoy the adventure that each day brings and I love the small school atmosphere! It allows me to truly get to know my students and focus instruction on their needs and interests.

I am the proud “fur mom” of three horses and one Gorgi: Jellybean, Buzz and Belle (respectively, pictured right), and Gracie. They each have their own distinctive personalities and keep me on my toes!