B.A. in Political Science from Truman State University
Master of Arts in Education from Truman State University
Master in History from University of Missouri-St. Louis
Taught 7-12th grade Social Studies in a public school for six and half years.
Taught adjunct at Moberly Area Community College (America in Vietnam and History to 1865) since 2007.
Reviewed a 4th grade Missouri history textbook, Missouri Gateway to the West, by Clairmont Press.
Gilder-Lehrman seminar attendee on Lincoln at Gettysburg College in 2006.
Cold War Institute attendee at the Truman Presidential Library in 2006.
Missouri Middle School Association Team of the Year for 2006.
SuccessLink: 3 time monthly award winner for lessons submitted in 2008.
Presented at Missouri State History Conference 2009.
Participant in a Teaching American History grant 2007-2010.
Kirksville Planning and Zoning Commission—member since June 2007.
Elected to the Kirksville City Council in 2009.
Fulbright-Hays group scholar to China for five weeks in 2010.
Fellow for the Korea Society and spent seventeen days in the Republic of Korea in 2011.
Top 5 Under 40 award winner for Kirksville, Missouri in 2011.
Nominated Teacher of the Year 2011 for the Kirksville R-III School District.
Chaired the District Wide Vertical Team for the Social Studies department in order to identify Big Ideas and enter curriculum online.
American Council for Young Political Leaders program participant to Israel and the West Bank for two weeks in 2012.
Chairman of the Sesquicentennial Committee for the Battle of Kirksville
Amethyst Award winner from the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life.
Missouri State Teacher’s Association
Treasurer of the local Missouri State Teachers Association; 2nd Vice President for the Northeast Regional MSTA.
Northeast Board Member for the Missouri Middle School Association.
Honorary Delta Kappa Gamma member 2013.