Degrees and Certifications:
I began teaching chemistry and biology in 1996 at Newport Central Catholic High School. In 2002 I received a Master's in Educational Administration from Xavier University. In 2003 I became Assistant Principal at Newport Central Catholic. While assistant principal I continued to teach Chemistry and Chemistry 2. In December of 2008 I earned my Principal's Certificate from Xavier University. In 2009 I went back to the classroom as a full time chemistry teacher at Randall K Cooper High School in Union, Kentucky.
I am married and have 2 children. My husband, Chris, works for Sensus. My children, Natalie (16) and Eli (13) attend Wake Forest High School and Heritage Middle School, respectively where she is in the 11th grade and he is in 8th.
In 2011 my husband, Chris, was presented with a new job opportunity which would bring us to Wake Forest, NC. I made the decision to stay home for a year to help the family get adjusted to our new location and school calendar. I ended up staying home for 3 years total! In that 3 years; I took up running and have since run a few half marathons and two full marathons, I have learned how to knit and crochet and I sell my items at the Wake Forest Farmer's Market Craft Fairs, as well as on Etsy and I have spent many hours volunteering in my children's classrooms. Being in the schools as a volunteer was an awesome experience but it also made me miss teaching. I decided to seek certification in Elementary Education and that certification brought me to Wake County Public Schools, this will be my 3rd year teaching 3rd grade and my 18th year in education!
I am so very excited to be a Wendell Eagle!!
I look forward to a fun and successful year.