I have been teaching in some capacity since 1974. I have spent the majority of time at Leeton Schools or Knob Knoster on the Base. I have only missed teaching somewhere in some way for about 3 years. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and Kindergarten. I have also given music lessons and taught music at Shawnee Mound for 1 year while my youngest son was a baby. I have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have been trained by the state mentoring program. I have served as a STARR Teacher for the State of Missouri. My teaching career has been full and rewarding, but I have never felt more fulfilled than I do at CCA. My husband and I have lived in a 20 mile radius of where we live now for our entire life. We are now living on the farm where I have lived since 1950. We have three children and four grandchildren. We row crop and background feed cattle. After retiring from public school teaching, I found that I was not ready to leave the classroom. CCA has been an answer to prayer for us. I have always loved to teach, but to be able to teach in a Christian atmosphere is a dream come true.