Degrees and Certifications:
B.A.E.- Arizona State University M.A.E.-Northern Arizona University
Here is a little about me...
I was born in Brooklyn, New York. I moved to Arizona when I was in third grade. I love to go back to New York to visit, but Arizona is a great place to live! I am thrilled and honored to get to know and teach you.
I graduated from ASU in December of 1993 and began subbing in the Deer Valley schools. From the first day I subbed here, I felt at home and fell in-love with Desert Sage. I was thrilled to be given a long-term substitute assignment in fifth grade. The next year I was given my first class of third graders. I can still remember the excitement of having my very own class. I stayed in third grade for two years before moving up to fourth. The fourth grade curriculum, students and teachers I had the privilege of working with were incredible, so I stayed there for 23 years! When I heard about the Traditional Academy at Bellair, I was so excited and knew that I wanted to be a part of it from the beginning. I get the added benefit of teaching the leaders of the school and teaching the two best subjects, Math and Science! I am especially passionate about Math, and I am so excited to share that passion with you! I work hard to ensure that my students share my enthusiasm for learning and especially develop a love for learning and Problem Solving. I have a Master's Degree in Education from NAU and continue to go to trainings and workshops that can help me become a better teacher.
I have two boys. My oldest son, Anthony is a Senior at Sunrise Mountain High School this year and plays on the Varsity football team. He works hard in school, and I am proud of his academic achievements. His little brother, Nolan is in seventh grade at Hillcrest this year. Nolan also plays for the O'Connor Jr. Eagles basketball team. They both love sports. I also live with my love, Will and his two children, William and Grace. William is also a Senior this year and also plays for Sunrise Mountain on the Varsity football team, and Grace is a Junior at Sunrise Mountain. You wil find us at the Sunrise games on Friday nights to cheer on our boys. We love to explore beautiful places, travel, go to the lake to jetski, snow ski, hike, watch football and have fun together. My happy place is definitely the beach, and I go to either New Jersey to see family and hang out at the beach or to San Diego each summer. We were lucky enough to go to Hawaii for Spring Break this last year. I'm so excited to be your teacher this year and to get to know all about you!