I am a Montana native and have lived in Great Falls the majority of my life. I attended both the University of Montana and Western Montana College where I earned degrees in music and English. I completed my Master’s degree two years ago.
I began my teaching career at North Junior High, teaching vocal and general music. I started a drill team the first year at North and went on the following year to start teams at East and West Junior Highs. After having two children, I spent the next 20 years raising a family and helping my husband with his construction company. When I returned to teaching, I accepted a job in adult education where I have happily spent my last 14 years.
My passions include music, reading, floral design, animals, and family. I have five children (one deceased) and 11 grandchildren. My new grandchild, Valor, blessed our family on June 24, 2012. I love being a grandma!
I am a strong proponent of lifelong learning and love the following quote:
"I have argued that life, for most people, is a process of discovery – of who we are, what we can do, and, ultimately, why we exist and what we believe. It is a circular process, because when we discover what we are capable of and work out why we exist, it changes the way we see ourselves, which can send us off in new directions, discovering new capabilities and new reasons for our existence. This spiraling journey is the true meaning of lifelong learning, and it remains, for those who pursue it, an endlessly fascinating experience, one which enriches not only the individual but all those around."
- Charles Handy, The Hungry Spirit
Great Falls Adult Education, MSU
2100 16th Avenue South, Room G30
Great Falls, MT. 59405