I grew up in Frederick County and received my degrees from Frederick Community College and Hood College, where I am currently taking classes to earn a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I recently earned my Advanced Teaching Certification. I have been teaching for twelve years. I previously taught in Florida and in Calvert County MD. My husband Chris and I moved back to Frederick County and I joined the wonderful team here at Centerville Elementary School! We have two cats named Storm and Thunder. My husband has a background in Meteorology (hence the names of our cats), but he now enjoys working at a veterinary office. In addition to my passion for teaching, I also have a love for animals.