Cathedral Elementary School

Educational Background


UW-La Crosse - B.S. - Psychology/Business Administration UW-Stout - M.S.- School Counseling PK-Grade 12

As the youngest of six children, I spent my early years growing up in Chippewa Falls, WI where I attended Holy Ghost Elementary School. Just as I was entering Middle School my family moved to Waukon, Iowa where I graduated from high school.   While attending UW La Crosse I took a course in childhood developmental psychology. I became very intrigued with the study of childhood human behavior and loved the thought of helping children. It was then that I decided that I would major in Psychology and would later earn my M.S. in School Counseling from UW-Stout.  My son Ryan attended Blessed Sacrament for Kindergarten before we moved back to Chippewa Falls. He is now a grown man working as a Mechanical Engineer. I am so proud of him and of the very sweet and beautiful granddaughter, he has given me. Sydney is attending the University of MN in Duluth.  She is a very talented artist, and musician. She loves to play the Ukulele and the Violin.  I love living in La Crosse with my beloved yorkie, Jack. He is truly a blessing and my best friend.

I began my professional career with the Augusta School District. As an elementary counselor, the gratitude and endearment seemed to flow from the smiling and sometimes teary-eyed faces of children. After several years, I followed these students becoming the middle/high counselor. I thoroughly enjoyed over 20 years of working in Augusta.  This is my 3rd year as a school counselor for both Cathedral and Blessed Sacrament Schools. I am delighted to be a part of the Aquinas community and will continue teaching for as long as God has planned for me. I consider this time to be the highlight of my career and I look forward to some of the best years to come.