I received my undergrade in elementary education from Ball State University in 2001. I received my master of arts from Lesley University in 2010. I worked at Timnath Elementary for my first 16 years of teaching. I started at PGA in 2019.
Why I enjoy teaching:
I love teaching because I love learning. It thrills me to learn something new and apply what I know in real situations.
I love reading...pretty much anything. My problem, I can't remember titles or authors! Any book that makes me lose my sense of reality is my favorite. I love closing a book and feeling like I just watched a good movie. I enjoy reading about well-developed characters. It makes me a little sad when I'm done with really good books, I feel like I won't hear from good friends again for a while.
Interests & Hobbies:
You will find me outside, more than inside. I love hiking, snowshoeing, camping, gardening, and sunshine in general. I enjoy working out, especially if it is a kickboxing class with boxing gloves on! I would also choose to spend my time reading or crafting something. I really enjoy being with my people and exploring my world. I spend the summer traveling as much as I can.
What I love about my school:
I love watching students own their learning. I see a lot of self-motivation from students at PGA who have the skills to learn what is necessary. PGA has a supportive staff who truly wants the community to thrive. I love the partnerships between teachers, parents, and students.