I am very excited to have the opportunity to be the High School Counselor for the RVA! I began my career in education as the Community Learning Center Coordinator for the Medford School District back in 2001 through 2006. I then worked for seven years in the Rib Lake School District as their high school counselor and elementary school psychologist. Four years ago, I returned to the Medford School District working as a school psychologist for grades 5 through 12 and also for the 18-21 year old program. I am very passionate about helping students discover their strengths and develop their interests on their journey into adulthood. I work with students and their families on making a smooth transition from high school to meeting their goals after graduation, whether that is going onto college, the military, or entering the workforce. Each student is a very unique individual, and it is a privilege getting to build positive relationships with them and being a support and resource for them on their journey! Outside of working for RVA, I am busy with my family. I have been married to my husband, Kurt, since 1999. We are blessed with three children, Cade, Ryan and Carmyn. We spend a lot of time at the kids’ sporting events. Playing baseball is a favorite activity of the boys and Carmyn loves gymnastics. We also enjoy camping and many other outdoor activities.
I was born and raised in Kentucky; moved to Wisconsin in 1988. Married 40 years to the love of my life, David. We have one son, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and one grandson. I have worked for Medford Schools since 1994 and for RVA since its inception. My hobbies are reading, doing counted cross-stitch, collecting Coca Cola items, and visiting antique stores and flea markets.
I am excited about my new adventure with the RVA! I was hired in March of 2017 as the High School Secretary. I have a lot to learn, but I always look forward to a challenge. In my free time, I love spending time with my family. We love all four seasons and seem to always have something to do to fill up our free time. I especially love spending time at my camper in the summer fishing, kayaking, and relaxing.
I joined the RVA in November of 2012. When first starting my role here, I worked on filing papers, maintaining the Library, and other organizational aspects of office life. As I grew into my current position, I took on the task of technology support and computer maintenance. I enjoy knee-boarding, sitting around the campfire, watching the Packers and spending time with my son, Logan. I am very excited to be a part of the RVA and look forward to seeing what lies ahead.
I have a bachelor's degree in Administrative Management from UW-Eau Claire. When I first started working for the RVA over 10 years ago, the school was very small (14 students). As this school has grown, so have my responsibilities. I now work full-time and have become specialized in working with enrollments and the Elementary/Middle School part of the RVA (Grades PreK-8) . I love spending time with RVA families both on the phone and in person. I have 3 children of my own (triplets) who are currently in High School.
Give me a call at 1-888-801-2666, ext 821. I look forward to the opportunity to talk with you and answer any questions that you may have.
I started with the RVA in 2007 when I enrolled my daughter as a 4th grader. Since then, I have schooled my 4 children through the RVA at different times. I started working at the RVA in the summer of 2010 as Activities Director. My husband and I moved to Rib Lake to work at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center in Westboro in 2002. I grew up in Connecticut with three brothers, and my husband Dave was raised in Alaska. We have loved raising our children in Wisconsin.
All children deserve a high-quality, genuinely accessible education that supports their high academic achievement and healthy development, and prepares them for responsible and successful futures.
As a school psychologist, my goal is to be a force for positive change by advocating for the educational needs and mental health of all students. I work closely with students, consult with families, and collaborate with teams to lessen any barriers to learning.
I earned my educational credentials at UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout, and Hamline University, but strive to be a lifelong learner (so, stay tuned). I have spent the past 13 years working as a school psychologist for traditional brick-and-mortar schools.
I am a mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I’m as passionate about my relationships as I am my profession. My motto: People matter.
I am the director of special education for the Medford Rural Virtual Academy (RVA). I started with the RVA in 2016 as a school psychologist. Prior to working for the RVA, I was a school psychologist/director of special education in a public school setting for 10 years. I have picked a career I love. It is a privilege supporting staff, students and families in virtual education! I am originally from Osseo-Fairchild. I completed my undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Wisconsin Stout and my graduate degrees in school psychology from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. In addition, I received my administrative certificate as a director of special education and pupil services through the University of Wisconsin Superior. My husband (Jason), three children (Griffin, Elias and Evangeline) and I live in Colby. Aside from spending time with my family, my hobbies include reading, walking, canning, yoga and cooking.