I grew up in Oak Park and attended Grace School for 6th-8th grade. After attending Calvin College majoring in education with an emphasis on math and physics, I got married, moved to Atlanta and started a family. Life was full with three children and another big move to Maryland. We moved back to the Chicagoland area in 2012. I have been tutoring, substitute teaching, coaching, working at Gottlieb Health and Fitness Center, and involved in leading a small group. I love sports, moving, encouraging students to try new things, and the smile when a student masters a new skill.