Being part of the HBR community has been a really cool experience. I started my education career at a very large high school near Milwaukee. After two years teaching in a larger school, I knew that I had wanted something different and began applying to teach in smaller rural schools. I remember driving into Hinckley for an interview in late summer of 2006 for a math teaching position on Highway 30, and the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful soccer field. After my interview, I drove around the community and knew that the HBR community was truly a special place. One of the thoughts that I had was "who eats all this corn?" Thanks to Mrs. Sanderson and the FFA club, I am well educated on the many uses of the corn crop.
Fast forward to 2022! This year will mark my 17th year teaching at Hinckley-Big Rock High School and my 19th year teaching overall. It is hard to believe that I have been teaching in this wonderful school district as long as I have. Time sure has flown by! During my tenure at Hinckley-Big Rock High School, I have learned and grown as an educator in many ways. It has been wonderful to work with many great colleagues here to improve the overall academic learning of the students. Most importantly, I feel like I have made many lifelong connections with parents, students, community members, and fellow educators here in the Hinckley-Big Rock School District. My favorite memories are the constant interaction with the students, sporting events, FFA events, graduation ceremony, and leadership retreat.
My favorite hobbies include competing in triathlons (swim, bike, run), going on road trips, refereeing soccer, golfing, writing, and attending Green Bay Packers football games. Since I grew up in Sheboygan, WI, I also enjoy visiting the many great places of Wisconsin each year including Eagle River, Door County, Green Bay, and, of course, Sheboygan.
I would like to thank the HBR community for being so welcoming and encouraging over the last 17 years. I truly found a place where I could fulfill my passion for being an educator. I made the right choice by coming to HBR and am grateful I was hired back in 2006.