Degrees and Certifications:
The education of my son inspired me to become a teacher. I went back to school at 28 to pursue my degree. I majored in special education with a focus on students with emotional impairments. I was hired by Ann Arbor School District right after my graduation in 2008. I began teaching in a self-contained classroom for fourth and fifth grade students with emotional impairments at Northside Elementary School. I transferred to Carpenter Elementary to teach first grade in 2010. This year will be my second year in Kindergarten and I am beyond excited to continue this wonderful adventure in education!
I have continued my education to improve my practice. I received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in the summer of 2010. Additionally, I taught at Ann Arbor's Summer Learning Institute for five summers. I taught math and literacy for rising first graders. I love teaching the little ones!
I live with my 18-year old son, Andrew, in Plymouth. This is his first year in college so we are having many new experiences this year. Not only did he inspire me, but I inspired him! He is going to school to become a special education teacher too! We also often travel to visit our family in Buffalo, NY.