I did my undergraduate work at Indiana University and completed my ED.M at the State University of New York @ Buffalo. I have been working in early education since 2003. I have been an administrator since 2005. In addition to my administration experience, I have provided educational programs to children ages 6-17 within urban communities in Southern Indiana, Upstate New York & Knoxville, TN. I am currently the Co-President of the Success by Six Board here in Lawrence.
I graduated from the University of Kansas with my bachelor’s in applied behavioral sciences. I completed my master’s in early childhood studies with an emphasis in administration, management and leadership in Summer 2017. I worked as a 1:1 behavioral therapist before coming to teach at Hilltop. I taught at Hilltop for one year before moving into administration. I’ve been the Operations Manager at Hilltop since February 2014, adding my Assistant Director role in 2017. I currently serve as an at-large member of the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KAEYC) Board.
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2008. I received my master’s in accounting in 2010. Both degrees are from the University of Kansas. Prior to working as the Finance Director of Hilltop, I worked in public accounting for 6 years performing audit and tax services.