I grew up in a home where education was highly valued. Both my Mother and Father were teachers. Although my Mom only taught school for a few years when I was a child, she was definitely an educator at heart. I attended school in a small town in Wyoming, K-12, and our lives revolved around the school and our church.
After High School, I attended Rick's College, now BYUI, and received an Associate's degree.
I moved to Washington State in 1978 when I was married and I moved to Mattawa in October 1987. I have 6 children who have all attended school in Mattawa; most of them K-12.
I have always loved music; singing and playing the piano particularly, and have volunteered at the school for years as an accompanist. I loved being part of the musical theater program, working with the community and school. Over the years, I have also volunteered in my kids' classrooms.
I really enjoy sports. When I was young I especially loved playing volleyball and softball. Now I am only a big fan. I love watching basketball too, most especially when we win! Go Warriors!
I currently have 14, going on 15, grandchildren, ages 9 years-6 months. I love being a Grandma! I have 3 grandchildren attending school in Mattawa now with one more beginning school here next year.
I am committed to the growth of our community through our greatest asset, our children!