Degrees and Certifications:
BA from the College of William and Mary (Theatre and Education) MS from Saint Joseph's University (Instructional Technology) Endorsement from Virginia Commonwealth University (Gifted Education) Elementary Education Middle School Humanties Gifted Education
Welcome to First Grade and the Brookside community! I am very excited for the 2020-2021 school year. I have been in the classroom for fourteen years. I taught in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington with grades ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I have truly enjoyed (rather loved) teaching students at all grade levels and feel the range of experience helps me better understand how children develop cognitively, emotionally and socially. My goal is to promote a warm environment where ALL children can and want to learn. My focus is to foster kindness, responsibility, and respect in our youngest students and help them begin their exciting journey into education.
I have three children who all currently attend Shoreline Schools. My daughters are in 5th grade here at Brookside, and my son is in 11th at Shorecrest. My family loves spending our time skiing, hiking, swimming, reading and relaxing in the great Northwest.
Meeting and working with your children will be a highlight of this year of uncertainty. One thing I am certain is that the more we work together, the safer, more connected and invested your child will feel for this first grade year of learning. Let the adventure begin!