This is my 10th year of teaching, and all 10 years I have taught first grade. I graduated December 2007 from Northwest Missouri State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and minors in early childhood education and coaching. I graduated July 2009 from Northwest Missouri State University with a Masters in Educational Leadership. I was born and raised in Mound City, MO. My husband, Mr. Waigand, is the elementary principal at Rock Port. We have two children, Kipton and Beau with another one on the way in December. Kipton is 5, and Beau is 3.