After graduating from the University of Alberta in 2002, I began my teaching career at Neerlandia School in a Grade One classroom. I fell in love with this grade level as it was so exciting watching the tremendous growth that takes place in young children over the course of a year. I came to Westlock Elementary in 2005 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time at this school. There is nothing more rewarding than watching children learn to read and write! I strive to make learning fun in my classroom by integrating lots of music and center activities into my program. When I am not doing school work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Hiram, and my two children, Ian and Kaleb. Becoming a parent has been a very rewarding experience for me. There is nothing more exciting than watching my sons discover new things each day!