Before becoming an educator, Darice Landon served the community, working as a law enforcement officer. In January 2007, she resigned from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, after working for ten years as a deputy sheriff. Darice currently works for Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), as a social studies instructor within the School of Pre-College, Adult High School Division.
Although Darice pursued various career paths, she always maintained a desire to teach and inspire. Throughout her life, she constantly volunteered to work with organizations that challenged individuals young and old to pursue a love of learning. She fervently worked to help members of her family open a childcare center that they would like to transition into an early childhood preschool. As a life-long learner, Darice obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with double minors in English and Spanish, from Drake University. She also completed a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in adult education (vocational/technical) from UW-Platteville. She began pursuing a doctorate degree in leadership, but decided to defer those dreams to ensure that she maintained availability for her family.
Darice is married with four children. Her daughter will be graduating from high school in June of 2016 and aspires to become an elementary educator. Aside from work, it may appear that most of her life revolves around her children’s activities. Despite this, she still tries to make time to “moonlight” as a professional organizer. Darice also enjoys reading, couponing, and mentoring single mothers. As soon as time permits, she would love to incorporate vacations that are not associated with sporting activities. Ultimately, she endeavors to write a personal memoir. One day, she may pursue aspirations of becoming a licensed marriage/family therapist.