Children have taught me to open my mind and my heart to the joys, the wonders, the innocence, and the diversity of ideas in the world. Because of this, I will smile with the new, cherish the old, and laugh and learn with the children. Teach them well and let them lead the way ... they are our future.' I am excited to be a member of the South Central School community. I feel very fortunate to be working in and with this wonderful community. I began teaching at South Central in February 2009. I have taught First Grade, Fifth/Sixth Grade, started the Virtual Learning Lab at SC, and currently I am teaching Third Grade! It has been very rewarding to work with children of all ages! I attended South Central myself, and after graduation I attended and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Valparaiso University. After working in the business sector and raising three children (also South Central graduates!), I returned to college to obtain my teaching credentials. This accomplishment fulfilled my lifelong goal of becoming an educator!