I am excited to begin my fifth year at Whittier Elementary School and my fifteenth year teaching for FCPS. I began my teaching career at Centerville Elementary where I spent six years teaching 5th grade and four years teaching 2nd grade. I am originally from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, but I have lived in Frederick since I began teaching in 2005. I attended Bloomsburg University in PA and received a dual bachelors degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. In 2010, I graduated with a masters degree in Educational Leadership from Hood College in Frederick. Since I am from PA, I am a loyal fan of the Philadelphia Eagles football team. I am also a huge animal lover. I decided to become a teacher after spending time in my grandmother’s classroom as a child. I absolutely love teaching and getting to know students and families!