As a staff member of District 200 for 24 years, I am honored to be the principal of this amazing elementary school for the last six years. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, I began my career at Washington Elementary School as a paraprofessional for 4 months. Then I taught in a first and second grade multi-age classroom for two years at Johnson Elementary School in Warrenville. I moved from there to Hawthorne School, where I did my student teaching. I taught kindergarten, second grade, third grade and fifth grade during my sixteen years there. I was also a gifted specialist and curriculum leader there while getting my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and my English Language Learners endorsement. My final two years, before becoming a principal, I served as a Curriculum Leader at Hawthorne and Sandburg schools. During my first year as principal, I also served as the Director of English Language Learners for the district.
I am a lifelong Wheaton resident, and am passionate about serving the students of our community. I am proud to work with the amazing and dedicated staff of Emerson Elementary School. The Emerson community is incredibly special! Whether you are a former student, a parent, or a community member, I encourage you to get involved and become an active member of this wonderful family!