I have a Masters in Technology Education from University of South Dakota
I have a 2nd Masters in Elementary Reading and Math through Walden University.
I was born in 1984, you do the math J
I have 1 dog, named Sadie Mae, she is a golden doodle.
I love fountain pop from Kum and Go (lets be honest all fountain pop)
This is my 11th year of teaching at EMS
I taught 7th and 8th grade when I first started working here.
I have been teaching in the 6th grade for 5 years.
Mrs. Sweeney was my science teacher in 6th grade.
I was obsessed as a child with 101 Dalmatians.
I played tennis at USD.
I swam at East High. This was my favorite sport.
I played basketball in high school. Started my senior year for East High.
One of my favorite movies is Pride and Prejudice
I would rather watch the movie than read the book.
I have 2 sisters.
We all start with the same letter, Jill, Julie, Jessica and my mom Joan.
We all have the same middle name too.
My daughters and my sister’s daughters all have the same middle name as us as well.
I used to have a classroom in 110 and 111. I am not 101, they must think I should only be in rooms with the number 1 or that I am #1 J
Taking pictures is a passion of mine.
I write math curriculum for the author of your current math textbook.
Mrs. Meier was my reading teacher in 6th grade.
My mom is a 4th grade teacher at Morningside Elementary
My aunt taught at Sunnyside.
My Uncle was a math teacher in Glenwood Iowa.
I had a dog name Betsy when I was younger, we called her halitosis because her breath was so bad.
I worked with my dad for the first 6 years of teaching. He was the PE teacher here for 30 some yrs.
My little sister is a high school Math teacher in Sioux Falls.
My older sister is a Professor of Nursing in Sioux Falls.
I love the Lord with all my heart.
I played tennis in high school.
I would rather text then talk.
I live a mile away from where I grew up.
Mrs. Clarkson was my AM and English teacher.
I have one cousin in the school district who teaches as well.
I have 2 nieces and one more on the way.
I went to EMS when it was just a hallway (the 8th grade hallway)
My favorite number is 16.
I love Math
I coached tennis at East High for five years.
I hope to teach high school at some point.
I love taking notes.
I find eating cereal out of cups to be gross. My mom called these California Specials as we ate them like this when we drove to California for two days in the van.
My sisters and I are all born on the 16th of a different month.
If I could teach another subject I would teach Science.
I have the original Power Pad for Nintendo.
I like watching TV.
I have gone to 3 National Math Conventions.
Did I mention, I LOVE math
I will scream to the high heavens at the smallest spider.
I love polka dots. Specifically black and white ones.
I have never been outside of the US (besides Mexico and Canada)
Space scares me.
I believe in being yourself, do not change for others.
I spend the entire summer in the pool, because second to Math I love water.
However, I have no desire to go snorkeling or swim with dolphins.
I coached 8th grade basketball at EMS for 8 years. I have not the last two years.
I got my first cell phone when I was 16.
I can understand some Spanish.
I laugh more at my own jokes then others do.
I would be considered a xennial…look it up J
Deep oceans scare me.
I love buying calculators even though I never have a reason to use them.
My dad still has a working Apple IIg which I still like to make my banners on.
I remember AOL 2.0 and using dial up internet.
My nickname from my sisters is Sancho.
I worked at Gateway my senior year, I got out of school at 11 and went right to work and also received school credit for working there.
Mrs. Anderson was my favorite Math teacher.
I love baking and wish I could have gone to culinary school.
I do not like scary movies.
76. I go to church every Sunday. 77. I look more like my dad then my mom. 78. I grew up camping but would rather stay in a hotel now, unlike the rest of my family. 79. I was in band, played the oboe and the flute. 80. I always told my doctors I was afraid of owls. 81. I LOVE Math 82. I believe in the rule, treat others the way you want to be treated. 83. I collect Rae Dunn pottery. 84. I can play the piano. 85. I enjoy talking to my students each day. 86. I am a procrastinator. 87. My birthday is March 16, but I wish it was March 14. 88. PI day is one of my favorite days of the school year…i.e. March 14 89. I was not a test taker. 90. I LOVE cake. 91. I love doodling. 92. I grew up in the bleachers of the old East High basketball court. 93. I knew I wanted to be teacher when I taught my little sister exponents in kindergarten. 94. While visually I am not all that organized, I am very organized in my head and do not forget many things. 95. School Supplies…Oh My! 96. I enjoy sewing quilts when I find time. 97. I enjoy bike riding during the summer when I am not in the pool. 98. My mother calls me the 1%. 99. I will sit with a blanket even if it is 100 degrees outside. 100. 99% of the time I am joking. 101. I am excited for this school year and getting to know all of you.