I have been blessed to be a part of the preschool staff since 2003. I am a “townie”, having been raised in Urbana. I graduated in 1982 from The University of Illinois and hold an Illinois teaching certificate. During my career I have taught a variety of ages from preschool through high school. I have also worked with troubled and delinquent youth, been an educational consultant, a substitute teacher and most importantly, a stay at home mom while my children were young.
My husband Mark and I live in Urbana with our two children Zachary and Bailey and dog Lily. We are active members of First Christian Church where I have taught bible school for preschool and elementary age children, vacation bible school, and have been a small group leader for 6th and 7th grade.
I followed God's leading to come teach at Judah in 2004 and have been very blessed. I love having the youngest class to begin sharing the good news of Jesus. Each day is new & different and 3 yr. olds are very fun. Judah is an awesome school to get to share His love!
My husband and I have been married since 1983. We attend Vineyard Church in Urbana. We have 2 daughters, Darci & Kristin, that are both Judah graduates. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, Illinois basketball, motorcycle riding, walking, and reading.
I joined the Judah Preschool staff in 2008. I have an Associates in Child Development from Parkland College, and completed a Biblical Foundation for Early Childhood course in Youth With A Mission. I have been involved with young children and early childhood for more than 30 yrs. I have taught in Christian pre-schools/ day cares for many of these years, as well as directing for 4 yrs. I also spent 9 yrs. working full time with Youth With A Mission Scotland. During this time I helped train teachers and set up pre-schools in many nations, as well as working in the mission pre-school in Scotland and helping train interns there. I have also enjoyed working with kids clubs. It is a privilege to help disciple these precious little ones!
My husband Jun & I attend Stone Creek Church. We enjoy serving in the nursery, and attending small groups. I like to read, cook and have a vegetable garden. I love having time every day with the precious children God has brought to be a part of our class here at Judah Christian! What a joy it is to hear them learning God's word and growing in their love for God and His word!