I have previously taught fifth grade for 2 years in Massachusetts and fourth grade right here at Smith School for 7 years. My first love has always been math, however, so I was thrilled to move into the role of math specialist ten years ago. I researched mathematical discourse for elementary students and effective mathematical teaching practices for my Masters degree. I live in Simsbury with my husband and daughters Heather (9) and Lana (5). I enjoy swimming, walking, spending time with my family and traveling (especially to Rhode Island and Cape Cod). I also love my three cats Poppy, Jack, and Grey Ghost.