After working at financial institutions for 8 years right out of high school, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I already had my Associate of Arts degree from Northeast Iowa Community College so two and a half years later I was finishing up my student teaching with Sacred Heart Elementary in Monticello and Anamosa Elementary. After substituting for a semester I landed my dream job here at Olin teaching special education. My husband Dan and I love bringing our kids, Harrison and Coralee, to the community events in Olin. It is so great to see the students and their families!