I am the child of an itinerant farmer and a determined mother committed to seeing me succeed in school. My mother led me to faith in Christ at the age of 5. I believe that from my early years on, God has prepared me to be a teacher, even to the extent of spending time during my elementary years reading through pages of dictionaries because of my fascination with words and their meanings. For a very long time now, I have seen language as a gift.
I finished high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, then I attended Bob Jones University, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in English. I have known of MCA since I came to the Olathe area back in 1977. Its reputation of striving for excellence is something I can appreciate.
I love teaching English and I especially love teaching junior high students (they have great senses of humor). I love helping them become skilled writers, mastering the rules of grammar, and becoming successful learners. This will be my 39th year as a teacher in Christian education and I am excited to join the MCA team!
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.