Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts with an emphasis in Elementary Education
I’m originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan where I earned a bachelor of arts in english language arts with an emphasis in elementary education from Grand Valley State University-go Lakers! I moved to North Carolina after graduating college. I started my career teaching fourth grade in Lee County. After a wonderful year, I decided to transfer to an elementary school in Wake County in order to be closer to home. I taught fourth grade at Cedar Fork Elementary in Morrisville for four years. During my time at Cedar Fork I had the opportunity to team teach, pilot the BYOD program, implement an "Un-Homework" initiative, and explore flexible learning spaces for my students. This will be my third year at Salem Elementary, and I absolutely love the Salamander community! I live in Apex with my husband Patrick, and very spunky dog, Melvin.