I grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio. I attended Beavercreek High School and was involved in many extra curricular activities including the National Honor Society, Paper Garden, and the school paper. I graduated from Wright State University with a dual major, History and Government. I returned to Wright State for my first teaching degree in Social Studies. I later returned for another degree in Special Education. I earned my Masters in Teaching from Mary Grove College in 2001. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my family, and our pets.