I have been honored to be a part of the School City of Whiting staff for the past 15 years. I have been given many great opportunities during those 15 years to work with a phenomenal team of teachers, administrators, support staff, as well as a very supportive school board and community. I am grateful for the continued opportunities that the district has afforded me that have enabled me to grow professionally and to become a better educator and leader. These experiences have shaped who I am as an educator today. I am excited to have moved into the role of Superintendent beginning with the upcoming school year, giving me the opportunity to work hard to continue the quality educational programs that Whiting has always offered and to meet the needs of our students, families, and staff. I have served the district as an elementary teacher, Middle School Principal, and Assistant Superintendent. My experience in the district and established relationships with staff, students, parents, school board, and community leaders will allow me to hit the ground running to build on the district’s current successes and further our already strong academic programs.