My husband, Kevin and I have ived here in Leedey with our two children, Gabe and Grace E., since 2001. I used to coach the JH and HS Leedey Lady Bison, which is what allowed us to move here originally, but gave all of that up in 2006 to focus more on my family. I still coach the 3&4 grade and 5&6 grade basketball teams, and I enjoy this tremendously because there is so much teaching of the fundamentals at those age levels. I also love the opportunity I have to teach writing to 8th graders, helping them find their voice as young people discovering the world. My third professional hat that I wear is being the mentor coordiator for the Leedey B.I.S.O.N. Mentoring program. This is a time consuming, but very rewarding job as I get to see matches being made and hopefuly life-long relationships develop between mentors and mentees. When I'm not at Leedey Schools working, I enjoy running, working-out, reading, blogging, and spending time with my husband and kids at our farm pond and our Kansas farm.