Hello Kemptown students, families, and community! I am excited to be a 5th grade teacher at KES for the 2020-2021 school year. I have been teaching since 2001 and have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades over the years. This year, I will begin my 7th year teaching at Kemptown Elementary, where my husband attended elementary school and where my two sons also attended. They are now entering middle school and high school. I also 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. In 2019, I became a Vanguard teacher. I love learning and teaching (my favorite subject to teach is math)! When I'm not teaching, I am usually spending time with my family, watching my sons play sports, playing with my Great Pyrenees, Mack, hiking, or bird watching on my porch.