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I started working as a PE teacher at OCE in July 2012, and it has felt very much at home with all the wonderful Clippers! I was born in Erlangen, Germany, and lived there until age 28 and then came to North Carolina. I graduated from Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, and received a MA in Economics and Physical Education, and a Minor in German. I taught Economics and PE for 2 years at a high school in Germany. I live in Cary with my husband and 15-year old daughter who will attend 10th grade at Apex high school in the fall. My oldest son graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Exercise Science. He is working as a Physical Therapy Assistant after having graduated from South College in Asheville. My younger son lives in Berlin where he currently works as a bike tour guide. He received a degree in Marine Biology from UNCW in 2013. My 2 grandchildren, Tristan (almost 5) and Mia (3) are absolutely delightful! I enjoy promoting Health and Fitness and am excited to be at OCE to assist our young Clippers develop a healthy attitude towards exercising and nutrition. In my spare time, I love outdoor activities like hiking, biking, running with my Husky and skiing. Reading, gardening and traveling are also on my favorites’ list.