Degrees and Certifications:
I am originally from Clarkston, Michigan. I attended Western Michigan University and received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Following graduation, I continued to live in Michigan for a couple of years before I moved to upstate New York. I had a variety of jobs in Rochester, New York including faculty for the University of Rochester Medical center in Neuropsychiatry and Burns/General Medicine and Surgery. After a couple of years there, our family relocated to the Chicago area. Since moving here, I have been primarily in school practice with a few years spent in rehabilitiation. I received my Masters of Science from Mt. Mary College in 2003 with a focus on school practice. I have been fortunate to have gotten my current job and have been able to watch my two daughters go through this school district, graduate, attend college to go on to successful careers of their own.