About Me I am very excited to partner with you in your child's education. I grew up in a small town in central Minnesota with my parents (who were both teachers) and three sisters. I graduated from Bemidji State University in the spring of 2001 and have been blessed to be teaching in Aitkin ever since. I live in Deerwood with my husband, Eric, and our three children. Emma is in 8th grade, Allie is in 5th grade, and Thomas is in pre-school.