I started teaching at St. Dominic School in 1978. I am an alumni of St. Dominic School, as are my children. I graduated from Mankato State College with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Library Science. When I was a student at St. Dominic School, I greatly admired my teachers that I wanted to be a teacher like them. As an educator at a Catholic school, I believe that we not only have to teach children the academic subjects well, we also need to guide them to live a Christian life. In second grade, the children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. I help them to understand the importance of these Sacraments, prayer and worshiping as a community. I hope that when they graduate from St. Dominic School they will have deep, life long relationship with God.
I have taught many grades at St. Dominic School and I have enjoyed all of them. There are so many rewarding times in teaching. It is a wonderful feeling to watch them learn to read and to love reading. As I watch my students embrace their faith as young children, my hope is that they become life long, faith-filled Catholics. St. Dominic School teaches the whole child: their mind, body, and spirit.
Position: 2nd Grade Teacher
Staff Category: School Staff