This will be my 10th year teaching, eight of which have been spent teaching fifth-seventh grade in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Most recently, I served as a Teacher on Special Assignment for Winona (MN) State University teaching undergraduate education courses, before returning to my home district as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Elementary/Middle Level Education from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and my Masters Degree in Literacy and Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. In addition, I have served as an adjunct instructor for Winona (MN) State University since 2013. My passions in teaching include Project Based Learning, soft skill development, and education reform.