Degrees and Certifications:
S.U.N.Y. Potsdam Bachelor of Arts English Literature Early Childhood to Grade 6 Teaching Certificate
At an early age, I began a love of teaching instilled through my mother and grandmother who were primary public school teachers. I attended SUNY Potsdam and majored in English Literature and received a Public School Teacher Certification in Nursery, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-6. At the beginning of my career, I taught in Utica City Schools in New York State. In 2002 I began teaching third grade in Craven County Schools. I have taught third grade for a total of 10 years in New York State and Craven County Schools. I have also taught 5 years of second grade and currently I am teaching my seventh year of Kindergarten. During the past six summers I have had the priviledge of teaching Reading Camp or Summer Camp for Craven County Schools.
It is my desire to help instill a love of learning in each and every child I teach. I believe that a child' s academic foundation and future career path choices start in Grades K-3. Reading is so vital and opens doors to so many possibilities in our lives. I thank my mother and third grade teacher for helping me over the hurdles of my difficulties with Reading Comprehension. I believe that experience helped to prepare me to inspire children not to give up.
With that in mind parents I encourage you to contact me with any questions. I will be happy to schedule a conference. I am so excited to get to know your children and help them grow. Kindergarten is such an amazing year! Thank you for the opportunity to spend this special time with your children.