PERSONAL: My husband Tim and I ranch south of Mullen. Together we are the proud parents of six children, two granddaughters, a grandson, and a son-in-law. Our son Riley has two daughters, Blake and Parker, and they live in Fargo, North Dakota. Our daughter and son-in-law, Hunter and Morgan Spurlin, along with their son William, live and teach in Hyannis. Our daughter Haley is living in Axtell and teaching 3rd grade. Our daughters Courtney and Madison are both going to school in Lincoln. Ella is a freshman 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. I am currently working on my second Master's in Educational Technology. This is my 33nd year in education.