Paula was born and raised in the small farming community of Mary’s Home, Missouri. After high school she married her best friend, Wendell. They have 4 sons, Jacob, Eric and the twins, Joseph and Thomas. When the twins started school, so did Paula. She worked full time as a paraprofessional and attended Columbia College where she received her B.S in Business. While working at the school Paula realized that teaching was what she really wanted to do. She attended MU and received her teaching certification. Paula spent 20 years teaching math at Cole R-V Eugene public school. After 20 years, Paula felt it was time for a change. She loves working with all kids, but her heart lies with working with the kids who really need the most love and attention. Paula has been at Calo since August of 2017 and she feels as if she has come home.