We moved to Russell in 1999. I was a substitute teacher for one year and then began teaching first grade at Simpson Elementary School. I taught first and second grade for several years before moving to all day Kindergarten in 2003-2004. I have enjoyed teaching Kindergarten ever since.
I began my teaching career in Macksville, Kansas. I taught first grade for three years and kindergarten for eleven years.
I married Dave Zachman in 1985. We were blessed with three boys Tyler, Bryce and Ryan. The boys graduated from Russell High School. Tyler and Bryce then received college degrees from Kansas State University in Construction Science Management and Ryan received a Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Colby Community College.
In my spare time I enjoy playing guitar. I also enjoy baking, going for walks, reading, gardening and visiting my three sons in Denver.