I am so pleased to be starting another beautiful year with the Charter Oak community! This school is a special place to learn and grow. I attended Juniata College for degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, Full Sail University for my master's degree in Educational Media Design and Technology and a second master's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math from Central Connecticut State University. I have been a teacher since 2004, starting off with a special education classroom before moving to West Hartford to teach third grade at Whiting Lane. In 2012, I became the district's Curriculum Specialist for Technology Integration. After enjoying a year helping first graders discover the world of books and numbers, I have been working with the fifth graders to advance their independence, discover their true self and build confidence so they can promote change and make a mark on this world.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my son and daughter discovering the world by playing outdoors and investigating answers to all of our questions in books and sharing what we know with technology. I enjoy spending time doing yoga, soccer, kayaking, and discovering different cultures.