Phone: 920-563-7833 x7102
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I am a sixth grade special education teacher at FAMS. I co-teach English Language Arts with Mrs. Zarnowski and teach a small group section of English Language Arts as well. I joined the FAMS staff in 2013. Prior to teaching at FAMS, I taught at Craig High School in Janesville. The 2017-2018 school year will be my 20th year teaching. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in 1997 from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, I earned my Master's Degree in Special Education, as well as an Autism Certificate at UW-Whitewater in 2013.
I live in Milton with my husband and my youngest of three daughters, Caroline. She is starting her Sophomore year at Milton High School. Caroline keeps our family very busy as she is involved with swim, gymnastics, track, show choir, student council, and the school musical. My oldest daughter, Alex, lives in Madison. She recently graduated from UW-Madison and works as an interior architect for an architecture firm. My middle daughter, Molly Kate, is just starting out her Freshman year at UW-Madison. I am still adjusting to the difference in noise level since she moved out last week (it seems a little too quiet). We have one dog, a rescue Plott Hound/ Shepherd mix, named Juno.
As a family, we especially enjoy hiking, traveling (especially visiting National Parks), attending sporting events, and attending musicals/concerts. In my spare time, I really enjoy reading and being outdoors.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your sixth graders! Starting middle school is an exciting time of transition in a young person's life. I am here to make that transition as smooth as possible and help in any way I can! I believe an open line of communication between home and school is valuable to all parties, parents/guardians, students, and staff alike. Working together can go a long way in helping students achieve success. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you should ever have any questions, comments, or concerns.