Hello, and welcome to my First Grade Classroom! I have been teaching First Grade for 24 years at Bean Elementary. I also taught a year each in 4th grade and HS Social Studies and I wouldn't trade my first graders for anything! I am married to Ron, who is the Choir Director at Western HS and MS and also coaches the Western Varsity Soccer Team. We have 3 children - Eric and his wife, Kristin, who live in Ann Arbor; Brigette and her husband, Brian and their 5 beautiful children, Ella 9, Wyatt 7, Sophie 4, Nolan 3 and Ethan 1, and our son, Austin, who is 15 and a 10th grader at Western HS. I love to read, watch soccer games, play the flute and handbells and knit. We also love to go camping in the summer and snowboarding in the winter!