Degrees and Certifications:
Monday, July 31 was the beginning of my 14th year of teaching! I am a native New Yorker and attended The State University of New York at Potsdam. I moved to NC in December 1991 to find a teaching job and to follow the future Mr. Walsh. I substitute taught for one year in Wake County and in July 1993 started my first year at West Lake Elementary- Second grade. I taught there for 3 years while working on my Masters in Education at UNC Chapel Hill. I left in 1996 to go back to grad school full time to finish my degree. I graduated in 1997 with my Masters in Education- Reading. In June 1997 Mr. Walsh and I headed to the UK for his work and I ended up teaching there for two years at Furze Platt Infant School -First grade. While there, we traveled all over Europe and even headed to Egypt for a week. When we moved back in 1999, we promptly had our first son, Thomas. He is a rising 12th grader at Green Hope High. Ben followed along and he is a rising 9th grader at Green Hope High School. They keep us busy with soccer, boy scouts, and youth group. I stayed home with the boys for about 10 years and taught preschool during that time. In 2009, I returned to teaching. This is my third year at Olive Chapel and I am excited to SAIL with all my Third graders this year!