This is my second year teaching and coaching at Central Lyon. My alma mater is Northwestern College in Orange City, IA (Go Raiders!!) where I graduated in May of 2015 with an elementary education degree and endorsements in middle school social studies and science. I played baseball four years at Northwestern and had a great experience, along with my studies in education. If I'm not rooting for the Red Raiders, you can bet that the next team in line is the Iowa Hawkeyes! In my free time I like to both hunt and fish, and am an avid fan of the outdoors.
At Central Lyon I will be teaching 3rd grade social studies and also coaching the freshman boys basketball team this winter. I'm excited to join both the Rock Rapids community and Central Lyon School District, and look forward to what I can contribute in the coming years. Go Lions!
We had some fun in the classroom this holiday season by singing some classic Christmas songs as a class! I brought in the guitar and let the kids do the rest - Don't they sound great?! Here is a sample! They are actually . . .
In 3rd grade social studies we recently took on the task of learning the names and locations of the 7 continents of the world - North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, and also the 5 oceans - . . .