Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Agricultural Communications From Missouri State University
This is my first year teaching in the Gainesville School District and I'm so proud to be included in the Bulldog family. I have been blessed to call Ozark County home for 11 years now. I have been married to my husband, Earl VanRanken, for 10 years and together we have three children (Brylee, Roark, Rhett). Our family enjoys all things outdoors! We enjoy spending our time working with our livestock, fishing, and "Lake Life".
I was hired as the Elementary Music teacher along with being the head coach of both High School and Middle School Volleyball. I got into education so that I could connect with kids and make life-long memories with all that I come into contact with. I hope that my positivity and kindness reaches all of my students and that they look back and enjoyed their time in music. I wish all of our students a great and thriving year!