Life is an adventure. You never know where God is going to lead you. I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After teaching for 24 years at Hope Lutheran School in Seattle, God moved my family in 2013, to Southern California, home of my college alma mater, Christ College Irvine where I was roommates with Mrs. Mattoon!
I graduated with my liberal arts degree in 1988 and obtained my teaching certificate in 1989 from Christ College. In 1994 I earned my Masters in Education from Seattle Pacific University in Curriculum and Instruction.
While at Hope I taught 3rd grade, preschool 3, K-5 music, middle school choir, and grade 5. I also directed school music concerts, musicals, GLEE club, and coached girl’s basketball.
My husband, Rev. Bil Hood, is the Director of Church Relations at Concordia Irvine. We have two children. Matthew is a graduate Concordia University Irvine and our daughter Samantha is beginning her adventure at Concordia Irvine.
This is my fifth year at St. Paul's and I am looking forward to this 3rd grade adventure as part of St. Paul’s Lutheran School.