Degrees and Certifications:
BA Communications AZ Teaching Certification Highly Qualified Middle School Social Studies Highly Qualified Middle School English Language Arts
I graduated with a BA in Advertising Communications and started my first job in New Your City. I worked for a firm that bought national advertisng for local newspapers all over the US. My husband and I decided to settle in Arizona to raise our family. As a young mother, I became very involved in my children's education. I was always the room mother, class helper, library aid and worked in the PTA. Eventually the teachers asked me to register as a substitute and help even more. It was fun to pop into a classroom, at the last minute, and create a meaningful day for students. After doing a long term position for a local charter school, I was hired as a full time teacher. I decided that if I was going to teach, I should make it real. I enrolled in an online teacching program and was able to do my student teaching in my own classroom as I earned my certification. After nine years of teaching second grade, I ventured to third grade for three years. I came to New River in 2017 as a 5th grade teacher and moved to 6th grade the next year. I am highly qualified as a middle school Social Studies teacher and middle school English Language Arts teacher. Currently I am working on my Masters in Elementary Education.