Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I am excited to be at Rippon Middle School and look forward to a great year. I come to Rippon with six+ years of teaching experience in Michigan. I have taught every grade from 6-12; Language Arts, English, history, Yearbook, and Law. I am a 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!), a 2001 graduate of the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, a 2006 graduate of Baker College, and have also taken courses at Marygrove. I have a five-year-old son, Hemingway. We have five dogs, one cat, and twenty-two horses. When I am not at school, I am a competitive dressage rider and trainer. I also run a therapeutic horseback riding program, in Orange County, called LifeHorse at the Orange Ability Center.