I grew up here in Chesterton and graduated from Chesterton High. After graduation and throughout college, I worked in a few classrooms at Chesterton Montessori when it was at the old building. I graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. I taught kindergarten and first grade the last five years. I recently left teaching my own classroom to follow another passion of mine, wedding planning! I returned back to Montessori this 2022 school year and currently work in Jessica’s preschool classroom and the after-school care room.