I graduated from Aquinas College with a Masters in Education; M.Ed. and from Grand Valley State University with a BS degree in Advertising and Public Relations. I have been teaching English Composition as an adjunct for GRCC since 2009. I also teach for Grand Rapids Public Schools; currently as an eighth grade English teacher at Westwood Middle School. I enjoy teaching to a diverse population where we (students and educators) can learn from each other. Along with teaching, I love to read, work outdoors, travel, and spend time with my husband and two sons.