Program Overview






I grew up on a farm south of Webster, SD with my mom, dad, and my sister; surrounded by cattle, horses, and rolling fields.  On balmy summer afternoons my sister and I enjoyed playing in the trees and exploring the old tractors, pickups, and buildings for 'treasures' of the past.
I graduated from Webster High School in 1990, and from Northern State University in May of 1994; where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Business and Computer Education.  After graduation, I taught business and computers for three years in Midland, SD; where I also served as the assistant track coach, and co-prom advisor.  In the fall of 1997, I was hired in Henry, SD to teach business and computers and serve as co-prom advisor and concession stand supervisor.  After teaching for a year in Henry, the school district decided to implement a computer network, this undertaking became my responsibility.  For the next six years, my interest and education in network administration and maintenance expanded rapidly.  In 2004, I made a large career move and accepted the position of network administrator for the Webster School District, where I currently am employed.

My husband, Jim and I have been given the gift of four amazing children; Mariah (15), Marcus (11), Matthew (9), and Madison (3).  We keep busy by attending our kids various activities which include: volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, boy scouts, piano recitals, and many church activities.  Upon completion of my degree, I am truly looking forward to experiencing spare time so that I can once again enjoy spending time with family, walking, gardening, camping, boating, playing piano, making jewelry, and attending my kids activities. 

Time management became the 'name of the game' in our household once I began my Master's Degree.  I would never have been able to pursue this degree if it hadn't been for my supportive family and the online course delivery.  My online experiences with Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and research have allowed me to support, guide, and empathize with my high school students who enroll in college level classes.