Welcome to Rising Star Elementary School in the Platte County R3 School District! I am excited to work with our students and their families to ensure that our students have meaningful educational experiences that will prepare them for a successful future. This is my 11th year in education. Prior to becoming a Pirate, I worked for 9 years in the North Kansas City School District. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from William Jewell College, my Master’s Degree in Education from Rockhurst University and my Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. My husband, Brian, and I reside in Kansas City, Missouri and have a son, Cooper (age 11), and a daughter, Semra (age 5).