I have lived in the Springfield area since 1971. I graduated from Missouri State University in 1983, with a double major in Marketing and Management. I started teaching microcomputer courses in 1987 at a private business college and in 1991, I began teaching at Missouri State as an Instructional Specialist at the Computer Institute in the Continuing and Professional Development Department. Throughout this time, have contracted classes with area schools and businesses.
I am Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certified and am currently working on my Master of Arts in Teaching through MSU – College of Education.
Teaching gives me the opportunity to expand students’ abilities and open their minds to solutions applicable to their specific tasks. I love sharing my students’ excitement for discovering new techniques and ideas for creating or simplifying projects. When they can’t wait to get back to work to try out their new skills, I feel rewarded and satisfied.
When I’m not teaching I spend as much time as I can with my husband and daughter on our 23 acre farm. I play the organ at church, play the hammered dulcimer for fun and am learning to play the guitar so I can accompany my husband on his banjo. We enjoy flying our small plane and riding motorcycles around the country.