I graduated from Galva-Holstein High School in 1991 and from Buena Vista University in 1995. I started teaching at Central Lyon in 1995. I taught 1st Grade for 4 years, Kindergarten for 16 years, and have been teaching 2nd Grade since 2015. In 1997, I married Tim Boekhout. We have 2 children, Brandt and Brecken. We also have three dogs, Ava, Boomer, and Buster.We enjoy living in Rock Rapids, but love visiting warm and sunny Florida. I also work part-time at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport for United Ground Express as a ramp agent. I enjoy walking my dogs, traveling with my family, visiting my children at college (Brandt at SDSU & Brecken at LATI), and eating out with my family and friends.