Degrees and Certifications:
I am new to Olive Chapel this year but not to Wake County. I have been growing as an educator, teaching and learning in Wake since 1995. I spent 9 of those years at Central Office in the Literacy Department, working with ELA and Social Studies curriculum and training and supporting literacy coaches. Prior to that I spent 12 years at Leesville Road Elementary as a 4th grade teacher, interventionist, IRT and AIG teacher seeing both of my children (Elyse and Stephen) through the Leesville Campus to graduation. Speaking of graduation, I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in elementary and special education. I actually married the same month I graduated and began my career as a nomad following my military husband around our beautiful country. Making our way from Michigan to Colorado, California, Texas, Georgia and Florida before finally settling in North Carolina, where I am fortunate to have some family living nearby. I am excited to be back at an elementary school working together for all of our students at Olive Chapel.