A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME...
I started teaching in the State College Area School District in the fall of 1995. My years as an educator have been spent working with both fourth and fifth graders. I enjoy the enthusiasm and creativity of this age group tremendously!
When I am not in the classroom, you can find me with my own children. Ian will be a Senior at State High and Kate is in 8th grade at Mount Nittany Middle School. My students hear plenty of stories about them and my dog Roman! Speaking of stories...I love books and hold a Master's degree in Children's Literature from Penn State University. When I'm not spending time with family and friends, I am usually immersed in the world of a book! Literature holds a high place in my classroom, as well. I believe in the power of stories to transform the reader and that all children are authors who have important stories to tell.