Meet Ms. Ready

I grew up in Mankato, Mn and attended Mankato State University where I graduated with a BS in Education. In June of 2009 I completed a Master of Arts in Education degree at St. Mary's University.

I have taught kindergarten at HLWW since 1994 with the opportunity to teach in all three communities. I have also taught a variety of age groups for HLWW Early Childhood Family Education. I truly enjoy early childhood education and the primary grade students. However, kindergarten is my passion.  I believe that kindergarten should be a place for busy, play-based, active learning and a world of discovery carefully designed to stimulate both academic and social growth.


When I am not busy planning lessons and learning activities for kindergarten I enjoy traveling, gardening, camping, skiing, biking, yoga, music, dance, and color guard. I have been a member of the St. Peter Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps since 1991. The Govenaires are the oldest competing drum and bugle corps in the world! To learn more about the Govenaries, visit