Degrees and Certifications:
I attended Hiram College where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Elementary Education and Special Education K-12. I earned my Master’s Degree from Webster University, and I completed postgraduate studies in Literacy Education earning my reading endorsement from Ohio Dominican University. I have also completed training in both Orton-Gillingham and Structured Teaching.
Over the years I have taught in all grade levels, including high school and middle school special education and Fifth grade. After taking some time away from teaching to stay home with my children, I joined New Albany as an educational assistant in 2012. In 2016, I was thrilled to be provided with the opportunity to become an Intervention Specialist in the district.
I live in New Albany with my husband, Allen, and our four children. David and Andrew are both New Albany Graduates and are continuing their academic endeavors at the University of Dayton and Columbus State respectively. Christopher and Kaytlin are current students at New Albany High School. When I’m not at school, you will find me enjoying time with my family, reading, or singing. I also serve as the Vice-President of Programming for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc., a non-profit I helped create to support families living with a diagnosis of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC).