I graduated from State High in 2001 and I am also a lifelong resident of the State College community. I went to Penn State after high school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management in 2006. I worked in the hospitality industry for a year before moving back to State College to work for a local development and alumni relations firm.
In 2009, I decided to pursue my dream of being a Social Studies teacher. I completed my student teaching at Phillipsburg-Osceola Senior High, teaching both American and World History. In May 2011, I graduated from Penn State’s College of Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, Social Studies.
I see the historical narrative both as a vehicle for helping students to understand the world around them, and as a tool to help them develop the critical thinking, literacy, and problem-solving skill sets that are necessary for a successful adult life. I believe in nurturing your child’s innate curiosity to learn. I believe that students should take proactive ownership of their learning and have an active role in that process. I believe in empowering them to realize their potential. Everything that I do in the classroom will be working towards these goals.