I grew up on a Christmas tree farm in central Illinois. After getting a B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Evangel University in Southwest Missouri, I moved west and started teaching Second Grade at Academy Edison Elementary (now Academy Endeavour). After teaching for five years, I moved down to first grade and attained a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. First grade was fun, but I eventually moved to teach Kindergarten after three more years. The past four years in Kindergarten have been a joy. This is my fourth year as Academic Support at AEES.