Degrees and Certifications:
DeSales University B.A. Elementary Education Wilkes University M.Ed. Education Delaware Valley University Educational Leadership National Writing Project Fellow Arizona Gifted Endorsement K-12 SEI Endorsement K-12
"Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents… all with high expectations.”
I possess a passion for teaching and learning and consider each day an opportunity to grow along side my students. This year marks my 17th year in education; previously I was a clinical microbiologist. I possess a master’s of science degree in education and recently I completed my educational leadership coursework before moving from Pennsylvania to your lovely state of Arizona. I am a National Writing Project Fellow and hold both the Arizona Gifted and SEI endorsements.
I have taught at the elementary level and at the graduate level as an adjunct for Penn State University. I look forward to sharing my love for learning and partnering with my DVOA parents to make this year an incredible experience for their children.
Personally I have two amazing daughters that have certainly learned to share me with my students. I love my students who become my “extended family” as they brighten, inspire, and ignite my zest for life each and every day. When I can find free time outside of my classroom life, I enjoy gardening, swimming, biking, reading, eating chocolate, designing interior and exterior spaces, going to the movies, and exploring Arizona.
So welcome to DVOA! What an amazing journey we shall embark upon together as a learning community. Our mission: Always Be Extraordinary!