• Welcome to Our Class
    Hi Fruitloops, I'm so excited to have you in our classroom!  I can't wait to watch you learn and grow!  If you have any questions please call the school or email me!  I look forward to working with you this year!
  • Meet the Teacher
     Welcome!  I have been working with children for over 20 years.  I have my BS in psychology from Ball State University, my teaching certification from University of Phoenix and my Masters in curriculm and design from Azirzona State University!  I was a preschool teacher, worked my way up to an Assitant Director for LaPetite Academy in Scottsdale AZ and finally became a Director.  I loved the expericence I gainned in management but missed working with the kiddos!  I worked in a residential treatment facility in the school setting with the younger kids.  This is where I learned my classroom management style.  I taught in Paradise Valley Unified School district for 9 years.  I taught 2 years in 5th grade, 4 years in kindergarten and 3 years in first grade.  I took a ten year break from teaching to raise our daughter!  Throughout that time, I taught for Ivy Tech in Valpo and did some substitue teaching in Michigan City Area Schools and New Prairie!  I have been teaching kindergarten at Joy for 5 years and I LOVE my Fruitloops!  I enjoy hanging out with family, walking our 3 dogs and being around horses!  My bad habit is Diet Coke from Mc Donalds!
  • Contact me at:
    Phone and extension: (219) 873-2090, ext. 6333