Judy earned a Bachelors in Communication Disorders, a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and her Doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership at St. Cloud State University. She is currently licensed as a Speech- Language Pathologist, Early Childhood Special Educator, Director of Special Education and District Superintendent.
Judy currently serves as the Director of Early Childhood & Elementary Special Education for Eden Prairie Schools. Previously she worked with the Carver-Scott Education Coop, Minnewaska Area Schools, and the Zumbro Education District in the role of ECSE Teacher and Speech/Language Pathologist. Judy currently serves as the President for the Minnesota Division for Early Childhood (MNDEC-Council for Exceptional Children).
Judy has one daughter who is in high school and one daughter who is in college. In her private time, she enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the outdoors.