I grew up in Picture Butte, a small town in Southern Alberta and graduated from SAIT in dental assisting. I worked as a Registered Dental Assistant for various dentists and Regional Health Authorities in Southern Alberta as well as in Westlock. I met my husband, John (a Westlock native living in Lethbridge) and we moved to Westlock in 1993. In 1998 we relocated our family to a grain and oilseed farm near Pickardville where we currently reside. I have 2 children, Matthew who is attending U of A taking a BSc in Agriculture and Kristen who currently attends RF Staples in grade 12. I began working at Westlock Elementary School in 2007 after volunteering in the school. I started as a program assistant in grade 3 then was assigned to grade one. I loved working in grade one, moved up to grade 4 and then moved on to grade 5. I look forward to the new challenges that grade 5 will bring. I know it will be a fabulous year, I will be working with Mr. Carnegie as well as Ms. Deshoux. We will make a great team. My interests include scrap booking, sewing, camping, and travelling. I enjoy working with children and helping develop their educational and social skills. I love having the opportunity to learn and grow each year with all of your children. I am super excited to spend another year in grade 5.