Bachelor of Science in Education- NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
"I'll be honest when I was in school, I didn't enjoy learning or even enjoy what I was learning. I did have some great and memorable teachers and for that I am thankful! Now as an adult I have found that I love learning anything new and the best way for me to learn is to also teach it! There is so much in this world to learn about and understand! I love the idea of figuring out how to break it down and make a difficult concept easy to understand. I am excited to be a middle school teacher! I can't wait to dive in and teach my students more content that I find interesting and will hopefully pass this on to them as well! I hope they ask questions, I hope they feel excited to learn something new or in a different way as I do. I want that to be conveyed in all my classes. The ability to have smaller classes at W&R allows me to create more in-depth content. I hope to have more project-based activities in my Social Studies classrooms and get my students thinking and working together.
I have been married to my husband Mark since 2000. We lived in Chicago and in the suburbs until moving to Georgia in 2015. We have two teens, Justin and Charlotte. I enjoy any outside activities, like tennis, hiking and walking. I also teach Pilates, I love movement, being healthy, and staying injury-free. I also enjoy reading, my favorite genre is historical fiction.
I am excited to be back in the classroom at W&R, especially teaching middle school! We will have a lot of fun and we will learn a lot together!"
TEACHING EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
William & Reed Academy
6th Grade Social Studies
7th Grade Social Studies
8th Grade Social Studies
Cossitt Elementary School
Third Grade Teacher
Valley View Elementary School
Second Grade Teacher
Evergreen Park School District
RELATED EXPERIENCE & ACCOLADES:
Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, Served on Staff Development and Gifted Committees