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 on all grade levels, including high school and middle school special education as well as 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 provided the opportunity to become an Intervention Specialist and work with students in the Intermediate grades. This year I am excited to be joining the VLP as an Intervention Specialist.
I live in New Albany with my husband, Allen, and three of our four children. David graduated in 2015 from NAHS, and he now lives in Dayton. Andrew graduated from NAHS in 2019 and is attending college majoring in social sciences. My youngest two children are current students at New Albany High School. Christopher is a Junior and Kaytlin is a Sophomore. They will be a part of the VLP this year, so I am experiencing the program as both a teacher and a parent.
When I’m not at school, you will find me enjoying time with my family, reading, singing, or sewing. I also serve as the Vice-President of Programming for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc., a non-profit to support families living with a diagnosis of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), a rare neuromuscular condition my son, Andrew, was diagnosed with at birth. I plan our annual conference every summer.