My first "teacher" experiences began as I helped my mom set up her classroom every year since I was five years old. Hearing her stories each night and helping her grade tests and papers have given me an innate love and interest in all aspects of teaching. I am currently a Kindergarten teacher at a Catholic school on Long Island. I student taught in an elementary school in Peckville, PA then I worked as a TA in AIS math academic support. I have tutored children (grades 1-7) in math, reading, and writing.
I create a nurturing, fun learning environment, which promotes teamwork and creativity. I believe a hands-on, multi-sensory approach is most effective with young children.
I was the sole recipient of the Excellence in Early and Primary Education Award.
I graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early and Primary Education. I am currently completing my Master’s degree in Literacy Education at Queens College.
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." (-Rachel's Challenge) I do my best to live by this quote each day. My experiences through Habitat for Humanity as well as my recent international service trips to Kingston, Jamaica and Amatitan, Nicaragua have shaped the person and teacher I am today.