From June 2015 to October 2022, I was the general counsel for Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway. I reviewed all audits before they were released and worked with the State Auditor’s Office to investigate and audit schools and other local political subdivisions.
I am currently a legal counsel for the Office of Childhood in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
I have just spent the last 7 1/2 years ensuring transparency and accountability of state and local political subdivisions, and would like to put that experience to work serving Columbia Public Schools.
I will strive to work with others to create caring policies and protect students and employees, and work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to meet or exceed their educational goals.
Before going to law school, I taught in the Jefferson City Public School District as a special education teacher for two years in the middle school. Before teaching, I worked with youth in group home settings. Also, I spent the 1993-94 school year substitute teaching in the St. Louis area, predominantly in the Francis Howell District.
Other work experience includes:
Legislative Director, Missouri Department of Revenue
Deputy General Counsel of the Taxation Division, Missouri Department of Revenue
Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office