Why elementary school? I grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia and first became interested in education after spending 8 years volunteering and working as a Junior Interpreter/Peer Teacher at Colonial Williamsburg. I demonstrated what it was like to be a child in the 18th century. One day during a tour, a 3rd grade visitor told me that she recognized me from a picture in her Social Studies textbook! She mailed me a photocopy of the page, and my mother ordered the textbook for me! That's when I first became interested in education. After graduating from The University of Virginia and spending my summers serving on Leadership Team at a youth camp, I decided that I wanted to become a School Counselor. I earned my M.Ed. in School Counseling from the College of William & Mary. My internships were with all grade levels in Williamsburg and Newport News, VA, and my first position was in a middle school, but I quickly switched to elementary so that I could be more preventative in my program. I began counseling in 2008!
The mission of my school counseling program is to collaborate with staff, families, and the community to address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of my students, empowering them to become responsible citizens, life-long learners, and caring individuals who respect themselves and others.
National Board Certified Counselor
B.A. in Psychology from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2006; M.Ed. in School Counseling from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2008; Completed The Institute of Children's Literature writing program
My hands are always full with my two sweet toddler boys, but I also love coffee, quiet time with God, writing, and long-distance running. I love setting goals and working toward them, and the Disney Marathon in 2014 and the Shamrock Marathon in 2014 were my two favorites!
Specialty, Special Education, Art, Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Speech Therapy, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, Early Intervention, School Psychology, End of Year, Classroom Community