• I am excited to be the 5th grade Reading & Language Arts teacher this school year! In my 12 years at Austin Elementary, I’ve taught ESL, 4th grade, and 5th grade. I am passionate about literacy and sharing the joy of reading with my students! I was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. Go Hawkeyes! I graduated from Wayne State College in Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. My husband, Noah, is a pediatric physical therapist in Dallas. We have two nieces and two nephews. If you like cute kids, I will gladly show you infinite pictures upon request. I am honored to be part of the Austin family, and I look forward to meeting my new students!