New York State was home for most of my life. Being originally from western New York (Rochester), I got my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University. My master’s degree in literacy education is from Nazareth College. I am a literacy specialist. I taught second grade for 12 years and have been a literacy interventionist/coach for 7 years. I moved to Raleigh 6 years ago, to be closer to family that left New York to get away from the bad winter weather! I love North Carolina, and am so glad to be here at Zebulon Elementary!