I was born and raised in Owensville, Missouri where I lived with my mom, dad, and younger sister. After graduating high school I moved to Columbia, MO to attend college at Mizzou! I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (1-6) and my Master's Degree in Library Science and Information Services. While student teaching I had the privilege of spending a whole school year at Belair learning from Jefferson City's finest. My first year of teaching, I was hired at Belair and began my teaching career in 2nd grade. I then moved to 5th grade and have now started my eighth year of teaching in the 4th grade.In my free time, I try to spend as much time outside as I can. I love to walk at the Runge, run the neighborhoods of Jefferson City, and walk my dog at the park. If I am not doing one of those things, you will probably find me working out at the gym, spending time with friends/family, curled up on the couch reading a good book, or watching Hulu!You may have noticed that my name has changed. I married Scott Hillis, a teacher at TJ, on August 3rd, 2019.
Last Modified on August 18, 2019