Degrees and Certifications:
- Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York - Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Elmira College, Elmira, New York - Teaching certifications in Elementary Grades and Middle Grades Science - Math Endorsement - 2004 Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Road Elementary School
I have been teaching in Georgia since 2000 and am so happy to be a part of this wonderful RBES family! I really enjoy being part of the third grade team and truly love this age and stage of development. Most of my experience has been in grades 3-5 in the Clarke and Oconee districts. In addition to my listed degrees and certifications, I am currently earning my gifted endorsement. I am also Responsive Classroom trained and am a certified Yoga Calm Youth Instructor and 200-hour trained yoga teacher. Outside of school, I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, running, and practicing yoga. Educating the "whole child" is my highest priority. I believe social-emotional growth is as important as academic achievement. I encourage and foster the development of healthy habits of mind with my students. A classroom community of acceptance, high expectations, and safety is of utmost importance to me. I look forward to learning with you and your child!