I received my BA from Augustana College in 1978
with a double major in Art and Spanish. While I was in
college I was fortunate enough to spend a one month Interim
in Mexico during 1976 and a month in Italy, France, and the
U.K. in 1978. Both trips were for art and art history
I had a series of jobs before deciding to
return to school for my teaching credentials and began work
on my MA. I taught in South Dakota
for ten years -- five years as an art teacher, and five
years in the gifted and talented department. I completed my
MA in gifted education at Augustana College in 1990.
In 1992, I moved to central Iowa where I teach
gifted and talented students.