Welcome to the ISCA website! This is an exciting time for school counseling, and I am excited to continue to move ISCA and school counseling forward in Iowa. I hope to see you all at our annual conference in November! I know the conference will be a wonderful professional development opportunity.
My vision, for Iowa school counselors, is to be able to provide services and resources to the students we serve. It is important to me that school counselors have all the resources needed to do this. I think it is important that we have quality professional development and a place to turn to ask questions. My thoughts are that none of us should be on island, especially since we are all on land.
This will be my 12th year as a school counselor and my 16th year in education. I am beginning my second year as a school counselor/at-risk at Bondurant-Farrar High School. Prior to being a school counselor, I taught English and Speech.
I received my Bachelor's degree from Central College in Pella with a major in Communications/Theatre and a minor in English and Education. One of the highlights of my undergrad years was studying abroad in Wales in the spring of 2000. As a started my teaching career, I felt a pull towards school counseling. I began my Master's degree at Drake and graduated with my Master's in Science Education in School Counseling in 2005.
Personally, my husband and I have two daughters, Quinn and Delaney. My hobbies include Hawkeye football, college basketball, reading, and being outside with my family.