My hometown when I was a student was
I graduated in
Elementary Education, Psychology, Speech/Communication/Theatre
I currently live in
I am now
Since graduating from Alma
I married my wonderful husband, Rhett, and had two amazing ginger-children, Anika (15) and Peyton (13). I taught for 10 years, living in Gaylord for 2 years before moving to Chicago. We moved back “home” in 2002 where I shortly after started working for the State.
My Alma education
My teacher preparation program at Alma College prepared me to be an excellent teacher. I see that more now, through my work at MDE, than I ever did while in the classroom. And the research I read continually supports the small instructional classes and cohorts that Alma is known for. The liberal arts education I received at Alma also prepared me to envision how I could use my knowledge outside of the classroom, build my career and has helped me navigate the political landscape with a broader understanding of the world.
My favorite place(s) on campus included
I loved eating at Joe’s! But I have so many memories all over the campus, including my many-many-many hours spent in the Registrar’s Office where I was a student assistant.
My favorite professors(s) included
Dr. Susan Root was at the heart of everything I learned in my education program. She was my advisor and remains a friend to this day.
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is
Freshman year contains so many “firsts” that it is hard to compete with. So many memories… painting our hallway wall (Newberry 3rd-South), Psych 101 lab rat experiments, eating Rice Krispy treats from the Scot Shop (Saga basement), running through puddles and dancing in the rain with my hall-mates, and skipping Hertzog’s computer programming class to play cards (only to find out the hard way that it was a poor choice. LOL).