I graduated from North Daviess High School in 1992. I obtained my BA in Science Teaching from the University of Southern Indiana, and I obtained my MAT in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University. I have taught 19 of my 23 years here at Loogootee Community Schools. I also taught Chemistry at Vincennes University Jasper Campus for 4 years. I am married to Mike Tippery, a history teacher at Loogootee Community Schools. We have 3 children: Melaina, 19, Reece, 17, and Rory, 17.