My teaching career began almost twenty years ago in a northern suburb of Boston, where I worked as a third and fourth grade classroom teacher. Upon moving to Connecticut I worked as a reading specialist, first with 7th and 8th graders, and then with students in grades 1 through 4. Most recently I have been teaching second grade in a small town north of Hartford. Throughout my career I have worked with high school juniors and seniors as well, preparing them to take the SAT.
The three words that best define my classroom environment and philosophy are creative, kind, and engaging. Creative: I love coming up with new ideas for writing activities, bulletin boards, and projects. If I can't find the materials I need, I just make them myself! Kind: My classroom is a safe, nurturing place where all students feel accepted and are encouraged to set goals for themselves and do their best. Engaging: My students and I immerse ourselves in rich literature every day. We are prolific readers and writers, and love to explore new concepts in math and the content areas.
National Merit Scholar and Scholarship recipient
(Boston College) B.A. in elementary education and English; (Boston College) M.Ed in Reading; (University of Connecticut) Sixth Year Certificate in Literacy Consulting
My husband and I are the proud parents of three boys. We love to hike, read, and spend time with our extended family and friends!