Hello Kemptown students, families, and community! I am excited to be a 5th grade teacher at KES for the 2019-2020 school year. This will be my 12th year teaching and my 6th year at KES. I grew up in Frederick County and graduated from Linganore High School. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland. Go TERPS! I also have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have enjoyed teaching 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades over the years but am happy to again have the opportunity to help prepare our 5th graders for middle school. When I'm not teaching, I am usually spending time with my family, watching my sons play sports, playing with my Great Pyrennees, Mack, or bird watching on my porch. I am excited to get to know our 5th graders and watch them learn and grow this year!