This is my 14th year of teaching, 13th year teaching in Harnett County, and my fourth year teaching middle school! I moved to North Carolina in 2007 from Upstate New York. I was born and raised in New York and all of my family still lives there. While New York is a beautiful place to visit I now consider North Carolina my home.
I grew up in a very small town, Melrose, where I went to the same school grades K-12. In fact, it was the same school my mom went to. We even had some of the same teachers! I grew up in our family home, the home my mom and her sisters and brother grew up in. While I am an only child I have a large extended family whom I am very close with.
I attended SUNY Oneonta for my undergraduate degree in childhood education. I immediately enrolled in graduate school at SUNY Albany and received a Master's degree as a Literacy Specialist. I have always enjoyed school and knew that I would want to continue my education even further. When I moved to North Carolina I received my AIG certification through UNC Pembroke and attended Campbell University where I received my School Administrative degree.
I currently live in Sanford with my husband and we have two love able cats, Daisy and Tiger, and two dogs, a Pitbull-Boxer dog named Rocky and a boxer-English Bull dog named Cooper.
Since becoming a teacher I have learned so much from my students. Everyday my students remind me why I became a teacher. If I can make a difference in a child's life I feel I have begun to make a difference in the world as our students are our future. I try to teach my students more than just the curriculum. I try to teach them how to be successful in life by being a loving and caring person and how to make life choices.
Remember, you are your child's first teacher and in order to make your child successful we need to be a team! Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime!
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