I came to THS in the Fall of 2013. I came to Topeka High after working in the TPS Administrative Center for the past 14 years as a communications specialist where I was responsible for public relations tasks, recognition activities, the district staff newsletter and more. Before that, I was an inservice and policy specialist for the Kansas Association of School Boards, where I worked for seven years. I was also a counselor at Valley Falls High School from 1991 - 1993 and taught Language Arts, speech, debate, forensics and theatre at Remington High School from 1984 to 1991. I received my bachelor's degree from Bethel College, a master's degree from Wichita State University (counseling) and a master's degree from Benedictine College (school administration). I grew up in Pratt, KS and now reside in Topeka with my spouse and two children; a son who is a junior in high school and a daughter who is at Highland Community College.