About Me

 I'm excited for another 4th grade year to begin! Fourth Grade is where I began my teaching career in 1985. I've always taught in Frederick County. I taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade over the years at Urbana Elementary School and have taught 3rd and 4th grade here at Valley for 10 years.

 My education started in New York State many years ago! I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Science and a minor in Art from SUNYCollege at Oswego. I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Maryland College (now McDaniels' College) in 1992. I now have 60+ hours of education. My current certification in Maryland is for general education (1st-8th), science(6th-8th), and art (K-6th). 

My three children, Josh, Cameron, and Michaela attended Valley. Michaela is an 8th grader at Brunswick Middle, cameron is a Sophmore at Brunswick High School, and Josh is starting his Simulation and digital entertainment degree at Hagerstown Community College. I feel Valley gave them all an excellent education and it was a great experience for all of us. I hope your child's experience is just as rewarding.