I absolutely love teaching! Every year it just gets better and better! I am passionate about teaching and wanted to become an educator so that I could teach children to value education. I have had many inspiring teachers throughout my academic journey and I hope to emulate some of the wonderful lessons and activities that I experienced. This will be my nineth year teaching. Prior to becoming a Reading Specialist, I previously taught fourth grade at Kutz and Jamison Elementary, second and fifth grade at Buckingham Elementary, and Kindergarten here at Butler.I have attended the Central Bucks School District throughout my school years and am eager to now be teaching in this exceptional district! I grew up in Plumsteadville, PA where I attended Central Bucks East High School. Upon graduating from high school, I attended Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Special Education. I earned my Master's Degree in Education and my Reading Specialist Certification from Cabrini College I 2015. That summer, I participated in the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project and was inducted as a PAWLP Fellow..When I'm not teaching, I keep myself busy! I love to run and exercise. I have competed in several marathons and triathlons. I love to swim, bike, run, and lift weights. You can typically find me on the weekends in town running or biking. In addition to exercising and competing, Travis and I love to spend time with our families and friends. Some of my favorite pastimes include reading and writing. And, not surprisingly, I love to shop! Clothing, shoes, home décor - anything really! I am addicted to Wawa Hazelnut Coffee and have a cup every morning. I also have an ice cream obsession. If you have not visited Sundae School in Souderton - you must go - the BEST ice cream.
I'm looking forward to working with your child to strengthen their foundational literacy skills and foster a life-long love of reading!