Birthday: 12/11

Hometown: New Glarus, WI

Who’s in your family/household: Dean, my husband of 33 years, Brock, my son who owns and operates a welding and fabricating business in New Glarus, Haley, my daughter, who just turned 23 and will graduate from the University of Oshkosh in December with a marketing and graphic design degree and a minor in public relations. I also count my mom and dad. As an only child, we are very close and I spend many days with them. Dean is the youngest of six, and when we are all together there are 63 of us!

Number of years at NM: I was hired in the fall of 1990….so 30.

Favorite part of your NM day: I have to say my favorite part of the day, even if it’s fleeting, is when all the children are settled in and busy. It’s when they not need or want me. Want nothing time is magical!

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite season: Fall

Favorite food: Lobster and shrimp

Favorite music: Country, but I love Adele too.

Favorite book: Withering Heights

Hobbies: I love to read & work with my family showing cattle.

What relaxes you: A bath and a glass of wine.

What makes you laugh: Toddlers

What you want to do when you grow up: I wanted, and still do…. want to be A millionaire teacher.

Flying vs invisibility: I would love to fly, it would make getting to school in a snow storm much easier.

Anything else you want to share about yourself with the community: Being a part of NM for 30 years has taught me a lot about children, life, and myself. It is an extraordinary life, to work every day with people’s biggest treasures. It makes us family, if only for a short time.