My husband Paul and I are long time residents of Toledo. We raised our children,Jana and Peter, here. Jana is a kindergarten teacher at Yaquina View School, and our son, Peter is retired from Immigration/Customs Enforcement. We have seven grown grandchildren and a very new Great Granddaughter.
Paul is an attorney with an office on Main Street. Until my retirement, I taught English, first at Siletz, and then at Toledo High School. My passion for working as an educator, and my belief that students need viable options for affordable education opportunities beyond high school, including career options unavailable in a traditional university setting, led to my decision to run for the OCCC Board of Education. I feel fortunate to be part of an organization that focuses on student needs, and provides options that will enhance their lives and also benefit our communities.