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Hello First Grade Families! Here is a little bit about me: I was raised just outside of Buffalo, NY in a small town called Derby. I enjoyed all the snow when I was little, but I sure don't miss it as an adult. I graduated with a B.S in Elementary Education from SUNY Fredonia. I was so eager to start teaching, I moved to North Carolina the day I graduated from college. This will be my 17th year at Wendell Elementary! I taught 2nd grade for 3 years, and the rest have been in 1st. My favorite part of teaching is watching my students grow as learners both socially and academically. I have been married to my husband Michael for 13 years. I have 2 daughters-Emma Kate will be in 5th grade, and Madi Grace will be in 3rd grade. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trips to the beach, and playing with our new Goldendoodle puppy, Paisley.