Degrees and Certifications:
I am longtime resident of Bucks County and a graduate of Central Bucks School District. As a student, I attended Kutz Elementary School, Holicong Junior High, and C.B. East High School. I first began teaching in 1993 at Kutz Elementary where I was hired to replace my own third grade teacher! I began teaching at Jamison Elementary in 1997 when the building first opened.
I graduated from Penn State University in 1993, and while I was there became a BIG Penn State football fan. I then earned my Masters Degree in the teaching of reading from Beaver College which is now called Arcadia University.
I live in Doylestown with my husband who is a college professor, my two boys, Owen and Noah, and a crested gecko lizard named Coco (both of which belong to Owen). My family loves to spend vacation time skiing, hiking, or mountain biking in Stowe, Vermont and at the beach on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, work outside in my yard, get exercise by bike riding or running, or take a walk around Doylestown.
You might be wondering why I chose to be a teacher. It's quite simple. I truly love working with children. I appreciate their natural curiosity, their desire to learn, and their varied personalities. Teaching allows me to be a kid - each day I get to laugh, joke, and be silly. Fortunately, that is how you can connect with kids. In what other profession could I tap dance on a desk, tell lousy jokes and still hear laughter, or pretend that I believe in desk trolls that eat important papers that aren't put away properly? I enjoy being a teacher because each new school year offers a fresh start - the chance to do something differently or to try something new. Each new year offers me the opportunity to get to know and hopefully make a difference for twenty-some children.