I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. I’ve taught fifth grade in Catholic and Lutheran schools for almost 30 years in St. Clair, Monroe, and Randolph Counties. I’ve coached girls basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and was an athletic director for two years.
My husband, Gail, and I have been married for 37 years. We have four children, two sons-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. We are both very proud of the fact that all of our children are college graduates and three of the four have attained their Master’s degree!
In what little spare time I have, I love to read, do crafts from Pinterest, watch the St. Louis Cardinals, and attend the University of Illinois football games.