What do you love most about your work?
I love the fact that I am able to help out at my children's school and truly it brings me joy when my kids wave when they walk by the library and them knowing that I am there. I enjoy that I am able to bring joy to the students when they come to the library and see the decoration, displays and new books. I also enjoy being behind the scenes and managing the day to day stuff for the library. Nancy Scanlan is the other volunteer in the library and she runs the library classes. We are very blessed to have her.
What has being part of a faith-based community taught you?
Saint Mark’s has the best faith based community and I feel blessed that I am part of that. We are like one big family that supports and encourages each other to be the best we can be. What it has taught me is that no matter what kind of day I am having, I know if I am Saint Mark’s I will always find someone to lift my spirits.
What does being a Marker mean to you?
I have been a Marker for a long time. I attended Saint Mark’s K-7th (only left because we moved) and feel blessed that I am able to be part of the Marker’s staff team and be a parent of Markers. I am proud that my kids can experience the love and support that goes along with being a Marker.
Share a bit about yourself:
My son Charlie is currently in 4th grade and my daughter Maya is in 1st grade. My husband and I have been married 21 yrs but have been together over 30 yrs. We have a black lab named Stan and we live in the Merriam Park neighborhood. I am a RN at U of M Amplatz Childrens Hospital and I work nights in the bone marrow transplant unit. I love being a nurse, but the job is not always easy, and Saint Mark’s gives me a "happy" place to go.