Little Scholars Learning Academy, as an innovative early education program, provides a strong foundation for life-long learning while allowing each child to develop academically at their own pace in preparation for their next school environment.

I am proud to say that I am a third generation teacher. Having grown up in Indianapolis, I graduated from Purdue (Go Boilers) with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in reading. I received my masters from Azusa Pacific in Azusa, California. I taught elementary school, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade, for seven years in California. After staying home to raise my children, I was blessed to teach preschool and kindergarten. I opened Little Scholars Learning Academy in the Fall of 2010.

I am very happily married and have two children. My oldest child, Andrew, graduated from Purdue University in 2017 and is an actuary. My daughter, Amanda, also graduated from Purdue in 2019 and is in international marketing . I am the youngest of two children. My sister lives in San Diego, but I am lucky to have my mom live nearby. I also have an Australian Shepherd named Louie.

I love to spend time with my family, friends, and Little Scholars. I also like to cook, travel, read, and spend time outdoors. I like to listen to contemporary Christian, jazz, classical, and country music. I love going to the opera!

My grandmother taught geography to James Dean when he was in 7 th grade in 1944.