"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can be." - Rita Pierson
I am beyond excited to be a part of the Charter Oak International Academy team! While this is my first year teaching at COIA, I have been teaching in West Hartford for the last 3 years at Bugbee Elementary School. I began my experience at Bugbee as a student teacher, and then become an Interim Teacher for kindergarten, first, and third grade. I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from The University of Saint Joseph. My goal as an educator is to instill my passion for lifelong learning into my students. I teach with my whole heart. My classroom is filled with positivity and authenticity to ensure that my students grow academically, socially, and emotionally. When I am not teaching, I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family!