I am excited to be beginning my 23rd year of teaching this school year. I am proud to say I am a product of WCPSS along with UNC - Wilmington and NCSU. I grew up just down the road in the Garner/Raleigh area. I am passionate about having fun while learning and teaching with my students. When I am not at school my husband, Chris and I can be found watching my son, Ennis (15) play baseball and golf or visiting my daughter, Mary Elizabeth (18) at ECU. I love time at the beach, walking/running, crafting, reading and playing fetch with my dog Harper.
I have been a teacher in NC for 23 years. I have taught grades 4, 5, 6 and technology enhancement classes for elementary students. I am coming from FVES where I taught for the last 19 years. I have 2 children, ages 22 and 15. I love relaxing at home, being at the beach, shopping, reading and exploring new places.
North Carolina became my home in 2007 but I grew up in Rochester, NY. Before moving to NC my husband and I lived in NY, NJ, OH, and FL but we plan to call NC our home for many years to come. I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I consider myself lucky to be a mother to Jake (16), Ryan (13), Rosie (5), and now our puppy, Charlotte. I love to be with my family and friends, visit the beach, read, write, and spend time on my back porch. Amazing things happen every day when working with children/students and I love that I get to be a part of that. My love of learning and children are the reasons I became and continue to be a teacher. I am so excited to be a part of the SLES family!