I have taught for 18 years beginning in K and 1st grade and then moving to fifth grade, which has been my passion and challenge.
I try to inspire my students which vary from special education to gifted in an inclusion heterogeneous room to work collaboratively and independently to solve rigorous, relevant problems while meeting the state standards. I use a variety of hands on projects and basic skill practice to help my students become competent thinkers.
I have been my school's teacher of the year, serve as a Lead Mentor for new teacher, and wrote the application which helped my school be recognized as a National Title I Distinguished School for the 2011-2012 school year.
I obtained my Bachelors from Salisbury State University in 1994. I have participated in numerous workshops, conferences, and college classes since focusing on brain research, special education, inclusion, and inquiry teaching.
In addition to being an educator I am a wife and mother of two wonderful children. I enjoy growing herbs, collecting tea bags, reading, running, baking, and crocheting.