In 1997, I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a mathematics concentration from Kent State University. I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I continued my education earning a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education as well as my teaching credentials for working as an Intervention Specialist. I graduated with honors.
This is my 21st year as an educator. I have had the pleasure of working with students with disabilities for the last 18 of those years. I began my teaching career in Lake City, South Carolina at Ronald E. McNair Junior High School. I have taught 2nd grade through high school in all 4 of the core academic subjects as well as conflict resolution, school-to-work skills, social skills and independent living skills. I participated in extensive training related to teaching children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders at my previous school. I have been teaching at Louisville Middle School for 12 years.
I have two adult sons and live in a slightly dilapidated century home with my sons and 2 dogs (Einstein and Shaggy) in Minerva, Ohio. I have two black cats, Houdini and Shadow. Animals, books and movies are three of my absolute favorite things. I also enjoy gardening and spending time with my family.
One thing that I want you to know about me is that I take my responsibility to educate your child very seriously. I want every young person to experience success in my class. I have high expectations for students and for myself as an educator. It is my privilege and pleasure to teach your son or daughter.