About Me

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Hi! I'm glad you stopped by this page to learn more about my family and me. I grew up in McPherson, KS but both of my parents are from Salina.  I graduated from McPherson College in the spring of 1997 and began teaching that fall at St. Joseph Catholic School in McPherson. There I taught 5th & 6th grade combination classroom in the afternoons. In the mornings I taught PreK-6 Physical Education as well as 3rd-6th Technology. In August of 2001, I began teaching at St. Mary's.  This year is my 25th year of teaching, and my 21st year at St. Mary's.  After commuting from McPherson to Salina for over 12 years, my family and I finally made the move to Salina in December of 2013. I enjoy spending time with my family, my pets, and my hobby job of cookie, cake & cupcake decorating.


Kerry and I have been married for 24 years. He grew up around the Marquette area and moved to McPherson when he was in high school. Kerry was in the Army Reserves and spent some time in Iraq & Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War. He is also a private pilot, but hasn't had the opportunity to fly much since we moved to Salina. He has worked in the information technology industry for over 40 years.


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Our daughter, Lenae, turned 21 this past April.  She graduated from Sacred Heart and is Kansas State University.  She is studying finance and accounting and hopes to graduate in 2023 with a double major and a minor from the KSU business college.


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Our son, Ryan, turned 17 in July. He is a senior at Salina South Highschool.  Ryan plays on SHS soccer team and is also part of the swim team.  He is looking forward to graduating in May of 2022 and attending college to major in engineering.

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This is Holly.  She is 13 years old.  Holly is a LIVELY Boston Terrier.  She was actually my late father-in-law's dog.  She loves to play fetch, and is quite entertaining to watch!


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This is Jasmine.  She is two years old.  She came to us as a rescue cat when she was 9 months old.  She is a flame point Siamese cat.  She is pretty quiet but enjoys chasing her counterpart, Mochi.