This is my seventh year teaching 3rd grade and my fifth year with WPS. I am locally endorsed to teach Gifted Education. Prior to Winchester, I taught in Prince William County after obtaining my Master's in Elementary Curriculum & Instruction at George Mason University. I also hold a B.A. in Theater and enjoy teaching after school acting and improv classes.
Third grade is such a year of transition, academically and developmentally, for students. I love to watch the transformation of my students who come in as primary students and leave as independent thinkers, learners and creators. I believe in the foundation of conceptual understanding to allow students the opportunity to discover more abstract concepts themselves, resulting in ownership of their learning.
When I am not with my 7am-3pm kids, I am relishing the moments of being a mom to the brightest and funniest three year old boy I've ever met. We love Chick-Fil-A dates, building everything with legos, and snuggling to some Netflix.