School Librarian Media Specialist
I am the KMS Library Media Specialist for grades K-12. I teach at the elementary school in the mornings and the high school in the afternoons.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota and a Library Media Specialist license and a Master's Degree in Information Media from St. Cloud State University.
My family moved to Kerkhoven when I was 5 years old, and except for my college years, I have been in the area since. My husband Jason, an agronomist, also grew up in the KMS area and now our 3 children are doing the same.
When I am not teaching I enjoy reading, flower gardening, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Elementary Library Assistant
I have been a para in the KMS school district since 1991. I have worked in several areas. I started in the library at the high school and then went to Title I with junior high students, I was then transferred to Early Childhood program. I then came to the elementary school and worked in Title I before I became a special education para-professional. I am currently a para working in the media center in the elementary school. I enjoy my work here where I get to see all the kids and help them pick out books to read.
I am a graduate of the first class of KMS High School-long ago. I have lived in the area my whole life. I am married and my husband has a construction business. He is also a graduate of KSHS. We have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Several of my grandchildren go to KMS.
In my spare time I like to read, garden, travel, kayak, fish, and the list could go on and on. I also like to spend time with the grandkids.
High School Library Assistant
I have been a Paraprofessional here at KMS for nearly 20 years. I really enjoy my position working in the media center which now has been for quite a few of those years.
Since marrying a local farmer who is a graduate of Kerkhoven – this has been our home for 45 years. Our 3 children all graduated from KMS – 1993, 1995 & 2002. We are blessed with 6 grandkids from ages 5-14 that we adore! The hardest thing we have been through is losing our youngest daughter to cancer in 2019. She was a great example to us all.
When home I enjoy working outside, quilting, organizing things, spending time with the grandkids and enjoying our lake cabin.