This is my 17th year of teaching, all of them for Frederick County Public Schools. I have been at OES for 10 years! This is my 4th year in 2nd grade. I was a targeted teacher for grade K - 5 for 5 years, at South Frederick Elementary, (now Lincoln Elementary), I taught 3rd grade for 8 years, (2 at South Frederick and 6 at Oakdale) and am now a 2nd grade teacher! (I am loving my 2nd grade class!) I have a Teaching Certification and Master's Degree from Hood College in Early Childhood Education and I am certified through 8th grade. I received a Bachelor's Degree from Bloomsburg University in Business Administration, worked in the business world for a while and when I moved to Missouri, began working on my teaching certification at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. After moving to Frederick, I continued on this path at Hood College.
I was born and raised in Matamoras, Pennsylvania. I've also lived in New York, Virginia, and Missouri. I love to travel, but don't do as much as I once did. I am married to a wonderful man, have 2 stepsons, 2 grandchildren (1 girl and 1 boy) and 2 beautiful dogs, Mia and D.J. (cocker spaniels... my babies!).