This is my sixth year teaching in Reading Schools, and my fifth year teaching Language Arts. I grew up in Reading, and graduated from Reading High School in 2002. I attended The Ohio State Universtity, where I received my undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, with a minor in Middle Childhood Education. I then attended Xavier University for graduate school, earning a teaching license in Language Arts and Science, as well as my endorsement in Reading.
I was fortunate to have wonderful teachers in this community, who instilled a love of learning, and helped me reach my goals. I have always LOVED to read and write. When I was in seventh and eigth grade, I advanced to state in a competition called Power of the Pen, thanks to a special teacher that pushed me to be my best. I was also chosen to read my speech at the Memorial Day service at Reading Cemetery my eighth grade year. At Reading High School, I was also a writer and editor for the Devil's Advocate newspaper. I am constantly reading for pleasure or research, and have enjoyed being in a book club for several years. I try to convey to my students a love of reading, and the idea that books can open your mind, and take you to new places. I share my belief with students that books can change your life, and help you grow to new heights.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching fourth grade, and I look forward to the journey of working together throughout the year to become better readers, writers, and thinkers!