I was born and raised in the JACS system, and I feel very blessed to be back! Following high school, I attended Western Michigan University and received a Bachelor's degree in Sales and Business Marketing. My first job out of college was selling fundraising options to schools in the Detroit area and then in the Pittsburgh, PA area. After working in sales for 2 years, I decided that my heart was in the classroom. I received my teaching certification from Grand Valley State University in 2014. In order to stay up-to-date on teaching practices, I attend professional development semi-annually and am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.