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About Me

I am the K-3 Special Education Resource Room Teacher. The 2023-2024 school year is my sixth year teaching in Coloma.
I taught kindergarten or first grade in Benton Harbor Area Schools for 25 years.  My last year in Benton Harbor (2017-2018), I was part of their Administration as the Partnership Agreement Accountability Assistant.
My Bachelors' Degree is in Special Education from Calvin University (formally Calvin College) and my Master's Degree in Elementary Education is from Western Michigan University.
I live in Benton Harbor with my husband, Tony, who is a retired high school special education teacher. He is currently working a few part time jobs doing things he enjoys. We have a son, Howie, who is in his second year at Lake Michigan College with a major in Culinary Management and a daughter, Mary, who is 21 and out on her own. We also have three dogs (Prince, Rocky, and Ollie).