Degrees and Certifications:
I was born and raised in Connecticut where I went to college at UCONN. I received my bachelors in elementary education and stayed on to receive my Masters degree in education with a focus in reading. Before being hired at Sierra Verde, I taught first grade for several years and was trained in the Learning Network Leadership. With my new training, I became a reading specialist and coach in the Deer Valley district. In that position, I worked with teachers in implementing reading groups and centers/stations. Although I loved the role, I missed my own classroom and was excited when I made the decision to come back into the classroom! I continue to learn so much in the education field and look forward to implementing all the great strategies with my second grade students again this year!!