Board of Advisors, Isight Agents of Change


- Graduated Bogue High School, Hill City, KS

1975 - Platte Valley Bible College, Degree in Christian Education

1979 - Fort Hays State University, Degree in Home Economics, Minor in Junior English

1992 - Cloud County Community College, Associate Degree, Early Childhood Education

Work Experience

2004-Present In-Home Child Care Provider

2001-2004 Early Childhood Resource and Referral Agency, Cloud County Community College

1992-2001 Established Non-Profit Child Care Center, Clyde, KS

1985-1992 Foster Parent

1979-1985 Clyde High School, Clyde, KS - Substitute teaching, and Home Economics Teacher

Personal History

I grew up on a farm northeast of Hill City, Kansas.  I am the oldest of six children and was blessed with loving, supporting Christian parents. I graduated from Bogue High School in 1971 and went on to Platte Valley Bible College (currently Summit Christian College), which was my dad's dream for all of us children, and graduated from there in 1975 with a Christian Education Degree.  From there I attended Fort Hays State University until 1979 with a teaching degree in Home Economics and a minor in Junior High English.  After substituting for a semester, I took the job as Home Economics teacher at Clyde High School which a few years later became Clifton-Clyde High School.  It was there in Clyde that I met my husband, Randy.   We have been married twenty-seven years.

We decided that we would take in foster children after our son Ryan was born in 1984.  So from 1985 to 1992, we had from two to four foster children in addition to our own family.  Deidra  was born in 1986 and Erin in 1988.  At one time I had three small children of my own and four teenage AYS girls.  (AYS is a higher level than SRS in Kansas, children coming from girls homes.)

In 1990 I attended Cloud County Community College and get an associate degree in Early Childhood Education.  I graduated in 1992 and set up a non-profit child care center here in Clyde.  My sister-in-law and I ran this center until my sister-in-law decided to move on and I moved my child care business into my home.

In 2001, I took a job at the Early Childhood Resource and Referral Agency at Cloud County Community College and worked there for three and one-half years.     

Since 2004 I restarted the child care in my home. I have a schedule that includes learning activities.  Schedules are security for children and they learn through play, one-on-one interaction, and example.   I teach accountability for our own actions and respect for others.  Children learn the most from one to five years of life.  In this respect, I am making a difference in their lives.  

I have known Al and Vel Corson since my first year at Platte Valley Bible College.  We had lost contact until Wes Gudahl gave me Al and Vel's  phone number.  That is when I learned of the Insight Agents of Change and the challenge waiting for us.  After learning about the purpose and direction of Insight Agents of Change, I decided to volunteer my time to advance their efforts.