It has been a joy to be at Washington as my years of teaching continue to grow! I'm in year 25 this year! I taught at Carver Elementary in Wendell before coming to Washington. I attended Wingate College for 2 years, then graduated from UNC with a degree in psychology. Finally, I went to Meredith College to get teacher certification. I have 2 older children (ages 25,23) and one who will be 7 next year. I also have a grandson who is 3! My husband and I will be married 9 years this year. We happily go about working outside,reading, attending Trinity Presbyterian Church, and doing things together as a family.
l am thrilled to be working with some of the sweet Kindergarteners this year at WashinGTon Elementary! l graduated from East Carolina University in May, 2014, with an Elementary Education B.S. degree, certified K-6. I am now in my 2nd year of teaching, having taught Kindergarten both years, and absolutely love it! Here at Washington, I am a part of the Media Technology Advisory Committee, along with the Teacher Leader Corps, where I am learning more about how to integrate technology creation into what my students are learning. As a member of these committees, my goal is to equip my own learners with a foundational set of 21st century skills, and also to share out with my colleagues about what I am learning and trying in my classroom.
l am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have two awesome dogs who keep us pretty busy outside of school- a Golden Retriever and a Yorkshire Terrier! To name a couple more fun facts about me- l enjoy music and singing, and l love to be outdoors! l'm so grateful to be a part of the Washington staff, and look forward to another fun, exciting, and successful school year!
I grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. I decided to move south for college and in 2013 I graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with my Bachelor's Degree in elementary education. After college, I moved back to Connecticut where I was a teacher's assistant, reading interventionist, and third grade teacher. I was then given the wonderful opportunity to work at Washington Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher. I started at Washington in January 2015. I enjoy going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with family and friends!