With experience teaching every subject imaginable in grades 1st through 12th, private and public schools, I am beginning my 33rd year in the classroom. I have been involved in many county and state leveled committees, worked on developing curriculum and assessments, presented at state level conferences, and many other aspects of the teaching profession. I have worked with academically advanced as well as academically challenged students and know that all students can learn.
Just like the tortoise that beat the hare, with continual effort and a positive attitude, every child can be successful. Over the years I have found that a good teacher is flexible and modifies what she does to meet the needs of the students. At present, I am teaching 3rd grade math using small group and centers with much success.
School level teacher of the year
I graduated from Ringgold High School, Monongahela, Pa in 1978, and Slippery Rock State College, Pa in 1982. I have taken graduate level classes at California State College, West Virginia University, and Alderson-Broaddus College.
I have one daughter who is also a teacher. Living in Florida, I enjoy the water but I also am enjoying a new found interest, motorcycling. Yes, I have a Honda Shadow 750 and love riding!!