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 traveling anywhere warm and sunny in the winter, especially Florida and Arizona. I also work part-time at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport for United Ground Express as a below the wing ramp agent. I enjoy walking my dogs, being home with my family, visiting my children at college (Brandt at SDSU & Brecken at LATC), traveling, and eating out with my family and friends.