About Me

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Hi! I'm glad you stopped by this page to learn more about my family and me. I grew up in McPherson, KS but both of my parents are from Salina.  I graduated from McPherson College in the spring of 1997 and began teaching that fall at St. Joseph Catholic School in McPherson. There I taught 5th & 6th grade combination classroom in the afternoons. In the mornings I taught PreK-6 Physical Education as well as 3rd-6th Technology. In August of 2001, I began teaching at St. Mary's.  This year is my 22nd year of teaching, and my 18th year at St. Mary's.  After commuting from McPherson to Salina for over 12 years, my family and I finally made the move to Salina in December of 2013. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, making & decorating cupcakes & cookies, crafting and desktop publishing.


Kerry and I have been married for 24 years. He grew up around the Marquette area and moved to McPherson when he was in high school. Kerry was in the Army Reserves and spent some time in Iraq & Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War. He is also a private pilot, but hasn't had the opportunity to fly much since we moved to Salina. He has worked in the computer industry for over 30 years.


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Our daughter, Lenae, turned 18 this past April.  She graduated from Sacred Heart this past May and is attending Kansas State University this fall.  She is excited for all the new opportunities and experiences that college has to offer!  


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Our son, Ryan, turned 14 in July. He is a freshman at Sacred Heart.  He loves to play soccer, ride his bike, hang out with friends, and play video games. Ryan runs cross country and plays left wing for Sporting Kaw Valley Soccer in the spring.


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This is our furry four-legged boy, Casper. He's a 13 year old Bichon Friese. He loves to play fetch and run around in the backyard. He's a "mama's dog" and loves to be in my lap, if it's open.  He enjoys playing with Holly, however doesn't have near the energy to keep up with her - although he tries quite hard!

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This is Holly.  She is 10 years old.  Holly is a LIVELY Boston Terrier.  She was actually my late father-in-law's dog.  She loves to play fetch, and is quite entertaining to watch!


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This is Jasmine.  She is almost a year old.  She came to us as a rescue this summer.  She is a flame point Siamese kitten who LOVES to play!  We are excited that she is a part of our family.