PERSONAL: My husband Tim and I ranch south of Mullen. Together we are the proud parents of six children, two granddaughters, a soon to be grandson, and a son-in-law. Our son Riley has two daughters, Blake and Parker, and they live in Fargo, North Dakota. Our daughter Morgan and her husband Hunter (and soon to be baby) Spurlin, live and teach in Hyannis. Our daughter Haley is living and student teaching in Axtel. Our daughters Courtney and Madison are both going to school in Lincoln. Ella is in 8th grade here in Mullen.

EDUCATION: I attended the University of North Texas and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education K-6. Additionally, I have an endorsement in Early Childhood, and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. This is my 32nd year in education.