Allen Faculty Member since 2006
- B.S. in Elementary Education, Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO
What do you love about Allen? I love teaching at Allen Academy because of the family feel and small class sizes. The students are encouraged to be responsible for their actions. The Allen community teaches, guides and takes time to focus fully on the values ( respect, responsibility, honesty, empathy, cooperation) to help them learn how to be not only academically educated, but socially and emotionally educated. I really like that Allen encourages their students to explore the world through experiences and take part and ownership in their education.
Other hats you wear or have worn at Allen or previous schools:
- Leader and organizer of summer camp
- Outdoor Club Sponsor
- Teaching preschool
- Bus driver
- CCE committee
- Science/Math department
- Lower School Student Council Sponsor
What are you passionate about? Family & friends, children, travel and adventure, and being a Foster parent, being outside and around nature
Interesting Facts about you: I have traveled to Guatemala and Ukraine on 2 mission trips to help underprivileged children. I was able to teach these children about God and show them his love through activities and support. I have worked at Star Ranch camp, working with children with behavioral and medical needs. I played basketball in high school. I was born and raised in Missouri.
Favorite book? I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Alina Celeste, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Favorite quote? “Life is a gift”
What causes are close to your heart? Fostering children and mission trips.