Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science in elementary education and a minor in science. I taught elementary school in Utah for seven years. I then, received my master's degree in counseling and educational psychology.
Children and education are powerful priorities in my life. I have been president of the Mini-Cassia Child Protection team for 2 years. In 1990 I began presenting bully prevention and, sexual and physical abuse presentations to thousands of area children and adults and I have served on various Idaho committees. For 18 years I worked in programs for teen age girls.
Fifteen years ago I worked on a 4-person committee traveling county wide, discussing the bond which built the Burley and Declo High schools.
I opened a family retail store 12 years ago in Burley. The most important place in my heart is filled with love for my husband of 46 years Dr. Joe Petersen, my six children and 11 grandchildren.