I began my educational career training at Emporia State University where I received a BSE in Speech/Drama. I taught two years at Buhler Senior High School as a speech, debate, and forensics teacher and coach. I then received my Masters in Counseling Education at Wichita State University. I began counseling for eight years at two elementary schools in Haysville, I then transferred to the Maize School District and worked at both Maize Elementary and Vermillion Elementary. I have been in Maize for the past 10 years.