My road in life took a while to figure out.
My initial declared major in college was Pre-Physical therapy.
I switched majors to Pre-Vet, so I had a LOT of science classes.
I transferred from University of Montana to the University of Wyoming where I switched majors AGAIN, Accounting this time.
I graduated with my Accounting degree, after getting married and having two children and started at an Accounting firm in my home town.
I HATED Accounting!!! I worked there for one year and went to work at the Coal Mine.
I worked at the coal mine for seven years...yuck!!! (But the money was good!)
Shift work is not good for family life, so I quit and went back to school and got my second bachelor's degree in Business Education.
Started teaching high school business and technology. Got my Master's degree in Curriculum - Technology Integration. Have been teaching for ten years and loving it!


High School
Upton High School
University of Wyoming
Bachelor's - Business Education; Master's - Curriculum, Technology Integration
Black Hills State University
Facilitating Career Development Training
National Career Development Association


High School Business & Technology Teacher

I teach business and technology classes and run the Internship Program at Newcastle High School.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Because I have my master's degree, I am able to teach concurrent classes at the high school level. I prepare and teach lessons in a variety of subjects due to my educational background. I teach Personal Finance, Career Exploration, and technology related classes. I also track interns who are in the field.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

First, you have to get the educational requirements out of the way. Next, if you aren't set on where you want to teach, I would recommend researching school who have the position you would like to teach but have veteran teachers in the position. I was able to student teach under a veteran teacher who then retired and I slid into that position.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Bachelor's - Business Education; Master's - Curriculum, Technology Integration
Facilitating Career Development Training


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"Pick a path and stop wasting your time."

Challenges I Overcame