PERSONAL: I was raised in Ogallala. I attended college in Texas and began my teaching career there. I taught in Texas for eight years before returning to Nebraska. My husband Tim and I ranch south of Mullen. Together we are the proud parents of six children, two granddaughters, and a daughter and son-in-law: Riley (Brooke) and granddaughters Blake and Parker, Morgan (Hunter) Spurlin, Haley, Courtney, Madison, and Ella. In my spare time, I love to spend time with our children and grandchildren, read, and work around the ranch.

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. I completed my Masters's degree in Curriculum and Instruction this summer. This is my 31st year in education.