I have worked for the Goddard School District for 24 years - eight years as an English/reading teacher, two years as an assistant principal and 14 years as principal of Goddard Middle School. This year marks year 15 as principal. When I came to Goddard in 1993, there were only four school buildings - grades K-2 attended Oak Street, grades 3-5 attended CDS, grades 6-9 attended Challenger and grades 10-12 attended Discovery. In 2001-02 there was one middle school in the district with 614 students. Today our district has 12 school buildings and our two middle schools collectively educate over 850 students. Politician Adlai E. Stevenson said, "Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job." I continue to look forward to each new school year in the Goddard District and I see the changes we face as challenges to provide the best learning opportunities for our students. I am proud to be associated with such an excellent school district and to have played a role in the positive changes that have occurred over the years.
July, 2003 K-12 District School Administrator, Wichita State University
June, 2001 7-12 Building Administrator, Baker University
July, 1991 Master of Science (Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy), Kansas State University
September, 1990 K-12 Reading Specialist, Kansas State University
May, 1986 Bachelor of Arts (7-12 English), Southwestern College
May, 1984 Associate of Arts, Cowley County Community College
On a personal note, I grew up in Burden, Kansas. I am a middle child with an older sister and a younger brother. This year marks 23 years of marriage to my husband Kenny. Our only son, Marcus, graduated from Goddard High School in 2014. Our first grandchild, Alison, is the light of our lives. I am an avid Chiefs' fan who believes every season is the one that takes us to the Superbowl, and I live in a house divided - I cheer for K-State while my family cheers for KU.