I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but only lived there until I was two years old. We moved to southern California where I lived (except for the 3 1/2 years that I attended college clear across the U.S. in South Carolina) until moving to Oregon in 1996.
After graduating from Bob Jones University with a BS degree in Elementary Education, I “came home” to the Christian school where I had graduated to teach in the lower elementary grades for seven years. Due to the school closing their doors, as well as being the mother of three young children, I decided to take a few years off from full-time teaching. Two years later, I began substituting at the Christian school where my oldest two were attending. I was then offered a full-time teaching position for the following year. I taught there for six years before the Lord led my family here to Grants Pass and to New Hope in 1996.
Over my years at New Hope, I have held several positions. I am currently the Assistant Administrator. I am so thankful to have a “job” at a place where Christian values are at the center. I love being able to openly talk about the Lord and to pray with students, families, and co-workers. My life throughout the years has had its “valleys” and its “mountaintops”…it has been great to have my supportive New Hope family through it all!
I have been happily married to my husband Bob since 2007 and have three children, two step-children, and eight grandchildren. 🙂 My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, Facebooking, reading, camping, and doing things with my husband.