I grew up in North Central Kansas in a small town called Vesper. I went to grade school at Sylvan Grove. I am the youngest of 3 children. I have 2 older brothers. I attended college at Barton County Community College and Kansas State University. I started teaching in Onaga the fall of 1987. I married Bruce Kocher July 30, 1984 and had twins (Branson & Keyanna) on February 26, 1996. Onaga was my first teaching job. I like to crochet, read, quilt, and spend time with my family.