Degrees and Certifications:
This will be my 31st year teaching. I graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor’s degree in 1992 and Ashland University for my Master’s degree in 1997. I hold an Ohio Teaching License with teaching certificates in the areas of elementary education, specific learning disabilities, and reading. My career started at Fort Frye Local Schools, near Marietta, where I taught learning disabled students for two years. One year working with grades 6-8 and the next year working with grades 1-5. I then moved to Columbus and worked in Gahanna City Schools. There I was a Resource Room Teacher for learning disabled students in grades 1-6 for six years. I joined the New Albany staff in 2000 as a Reading Intervention Teacher. I worked with grades 2-3. I taught reading intervention for 12 years before moving to my current 2nd grade position.
My husband, Tom, and I have three daughters and live in New Albany. Katie is 22 and will be student teaching this fall near Wooster. Kellie is in 8th grade, and Mollie is in 4th grade. Much of my time outside of school is spent driving my children to their many activities and cheering them on at their sports! Kellie plays field hockey and Mollie does gymnastics.
As a parent and teacher, I can truly provide a comfortable, stimulating, nurturing, and challenging environment for your child. My promise to you is that I will consistently put the best interest of each child in my class first, keep you informed about your child’s growth and classroom activities, and always welcome your input and support. As the year progresses, I also encourage you to contact me with any concerns, questions, or comments you might have. You can always leave a message for me on my voicemail, write me a note, or email me at email@example.com.