A graduate of Amboy High School, I attended Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated with a B.A. in English. I began teaching at Ottawa Township High School in August 1998. While teaching, I earned my Master's Degree in Reading from Northern Illinois University. Most recently, I completed thirty additional post-graduate hours from Olivet Nazarene University. I am currently employed as a Reading Specialist and teach English I and Read 180. I love to read and enjoy sharing my passion for reading with my students. Ask me for book recommendations!