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 16 of my 20 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, 16, Reece, 14, and Rory, 14.