I have been working with kids, birth through grade 5, for about 28 years, mostly as a public school kindergarten and first grade teacher.
I am an encourager, one who keeps kids feeling positive about what they can do while pushing them to do just a little bit more.
High school salutatorian, scholarship recipient, university Summa Cum Laude graduate, teacher of the year, recipient of grants, and STEM Innovator.
I have a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction, plus many additional hours of coursework in literacy education, including Reading Recovery training and Literacy Collaborative Coordinator training.
I am a wife and a mother of two pre-teens. When I am not at work or at a softball or baseball field, I like to spend my spare time being creative with DIY home projects and digital media.