It is truly an honor to be the instructional leader at Fullerton Magnet School. I have spent my entire educational career in the Omaha Public Schools. I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Hastings College. I started my educational career as a third grade teacher at Minne Lusa Elementary. During that time I worked on a Master's Degree in Educational Administration at Doane College. After completing the Master's program at Doane I was asked to become the Assistant Principal at Minne Lusa Elementary. I served in that position for two years and was then asked to become the principal of Florence Elementary School. I was the principal at Florence for 7 years before being asked to become the principal at Fullerton Magnet. I recently finished certification in Instructional Technology through UNO and UNK and was fortunate enough to be selected as the 2008 AIM Institute K-12 Technology Teacher of the Year. I'm a true believer in life-long learning and hope to some day pursue a doctorate.