- Physical and Health Education B.S.
- Developmental Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE) minor
- Planning to attend NDSU for a master’s in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport
- Elementary Physical Education Teacher at Moose Lake Community School
- Varsity Head Coach for Moose Lake Area girls’ hockey team and C-team volleyball coach
How did your Education at BSU effect your future career?
Attending BSU truly was the “best decision ever.” I was completely undecided on my career path my freshman year until I had discussions with Dr. Shannon Norman and Dr. Amber Fryklund. They shared their experiences throughout their educational path’s and that’s when I knew I wanted to become a teacher and coach. Every professor in Human Performance, Sport & Health does more than just teach. They share their experiences, relationships and go above and beyond to mentor students their students in the best way possible.
What Type of Professional Presentation Opportunities did You Have?
I had the opportunity through the Human Performance, Sport & Health department to attend many regional, state and national conferences in Minnesota, Nashville and Boston. I was part of a group of BSU HPSH students that got the opportunity to present at a state conference in front of hundreds of Minnesota Teacher Professionals. Throughout the many practicum hours, regional, state and national conferences as well as hands on learning in the classroom, I undoubtedly know that these experiences have helped make me into the teacher and coach that I am today.
How did playing hockey at BSU affect your time at BSU and beyond?
Being a DI Women’s Hockey player for the BSU Women’s Hockey team meant that I was extremely busy training, practicing and traveling to games. The BSU and HPSH professors were flexible with my hockey schedule but held me accountable for all my coursework. I have learned how to communicate effectively, manage my time and balance my personal life through these experiences.
This is my 3rd year teaching at Moose Lake Community School and my 3rd year as a head coach for the Moose Lake Area Rebels girl’s hockey team. My teaching and coaching philosophy go hand and hand. My goal is to make a positive impact in my students/players lives. I have had many teachers and coaches that have impacted my life in such a positive way and that is the reason that I chose this profession.