About Miss K.

Hi!  Welcome to Kindergarten!  I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year.  This year we are going to “BE BRAVE!” We are going to work together to create a classroom family, where each of us feels safe enough to take risks as learners and as people!


I grew up in a suburb of Kansas City and am the middle of 5 children.  I have an older brother and sister, as well as two younger sisters.  I am Auntie KK to Lewis and Elaine--and Aunt life is the best! My mom loves to talk about how I used to line my dolls up as a 3 year old and “read” to them.  I think I was always destined to be a teacher!


I graduated from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) in 2007 and spent 8 years teaching 1st grade in the Blue Valley School District, which is located in a suburb of the Kansas City Area.  I moved to Dallas in 2016 and am ready for year number 3 in Kinder! I was so fortunate to land in Highland Park and U.P.


This is an incredible Kindergarten team and we are so excited your child will be a UP Panther!  Kindergarten is going to be full of fun and hard work! I look forward to getting to know you and your child and building that relationship throughout the year!