I am so pleased to be joining the Charter Oak community! This school is a special place to learn and grow. For college I attended Juniata College for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, have a master's degree in Educational Media Design and Technology and I am finishing up my final year of a second master's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 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. When a chance to guide first graders through discovering the world of reading and making meaning of numbers opened up at Charter Oak International Academy, I couldn't see this opportunity pass me by! 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 and being mindful as well as cutting loose and being silly dancing to music!