I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Winona State University. I actually attended First Circle as a baby, until I was five years old—then I returned as an assistant teacher for three years. I was also an assistant at a Montessori preschool for two years. I think it’s important that students have an excellent teacher from a young age to make sure they are developing properly into healthy and happy children… and I want to be that teacher. Outside of work, you can frequently find me thrift shopping, watching HBO, going to concerts with my friends, riding my bike, or going on hikes and to the beach. I also love to sing and dance—but not well!