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 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 a member of the Success by Six Board of Directors here in Douglas County.
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.
I came to Lawrence after working at the NW Kansas Educational Service Center for 16 years. I began at Hilltop as the Ladybug teacher in 2014. After 4 years as a Hilltop teacher, I moved to the Education Coordinator position in August 2018.
I have a fine arts degree from KU and I was able to combine my interest in the arts and early education by teaching at the Lawrence Arts Center Preschool for eight years. I then moved to Hilltop in 2008 and taught in the preK classroom for five years. I took the position at the front desk five years ago where I continue to enjoy meeting the families.