I have been teaching 5th grade students Language Arts for all 30 years of my career. Turning ten year olds onto reading is my passion. I enjoy watching students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. For many students reading to learn does not come easily, but the joy I get to share with them when it happens is priceless. There is no better sound in the world than students groaning when I asked them to put their reading books away.
I am the proud mother of two young men Zachary and Ethan and a beautiful God daughter Kelsie. My husband Steve is the guidance director at James Wood Middle School. Helping children become respectful, successful adults is something my husband and I both strive to do.
I love to read, spend time wth my family and friends, and vacation in tropical settings. I also enjoy spending time with our two dogs Dash and Pirate.