I am so happy to be working with the Hand in Hand team this year. This is my second year at the Oak Harbor School District and my first year at Hand in Hand. This is my favorite age to work with and love to see the creativity and fun the children bring to school. I have lived in Oak Harbor for 8 years and love exploring the mountains and ocean.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Child Psychology. During my interim year I worked at a preschool for children with hearing loss. I then did my graduate program in Speech Language Pathology at Texas A & M in Kingsville. Then, off to Jacksonville, FL to work at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.
I am a big proponent of reading with my own children and always recommend parents to read, read, read; talk, talk, talk; and have fun with your children!