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Hometown Peoria, IL High School Richwoods (1997) Colleges undergraduate - Illinois State (2002) graduate - Saint Xavier University (2009) Certificate in Computer Science Education – College of St. Scholastica (2016) Degrees Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education Minor in Physics Education Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership Certification National Board Certified Teacher - NBCT (2010) NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach - AIC (2015) NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach - CIC (2016) 3D Literacy Certification (2017) Extra Info Normal West Math Department Chair (2013 – present) Women in STEM - Outstanding STEM Teacher Award (2016) NCWIT Central Illinois Educator Award Honorable Mention (2017) NCWIT Central Illinois Educator Award Winner (2018) PLTW Master Teacher for Computer Science Principles (2018) became an EnList Fellow (2011) and was a part of developing betabrain and KIKS member of the IMSP (Illinois Math Science Partnership Grant) the 2nd Redbird softball player in history to receive All-American honors both athletically and academically Girls Who Code advisor (2015 - present) Mathematics Teacher (2002 - present) Physics Teacher (2007 - 2014) Computer Science Teacher (2014 - present) FiT Club (Females in Training - winter strength and conditioning program) Sponsor (2013 - present) 3D Experience Teacher (2016 - 2017) NFHS Coach Education Committee (2014 - 2017) IHSA Softball Advisory Committee (2016 - 2018) 2006, 2012, 2016 Illinois Coaches Association Sectional Coach of the Year 2013 State Farm Student Athlete Recognition Banquet Coach of the Year (female sport) 2016 State Farm Student Athlete Recognition Banquet Coach of the Year Nominee (female sport) 2016 Do What’s Right! State Final Sportsmanship Winner at the 2016 Softball State Finals 2nd place IHSA 4A Softball State Tournament (2016) 2017 Finalist for the NHSACA Softball Coach of the Year