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Welcome to kindergarten! I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and come from a family of educators. I was fortunate to have both of my parents as my high school teachers, which is a big part of my inspiration to make a difference in the lives of children. After I graduated from college, I moved to Florida and then to North Carolina where I taught educational classes, managed community programs and worked closely with children and families. My husband and I moved to Ilion, New York in 2005 so that we could raise our children close to family. At this time, I was able to stay home and raise my two boys, Caden 9 and Jake 7. While I was home with my boys, I went back to school to pursue my passion for teaching and earned a dual masters degree in Childhood Education and Special Education. After that, I taught literacy in Ilion for two years before I joined the amazing Myles team. This is now my third year teaching kindergarten at Myles and I absolutely love the enthusiasm, creativity and energy of this age group. I believe that all children excel with high expectations and at this age, a lot of movement! My goal is to instill the love of learning by making learning fun! I feel so lucky to be a part of your child's growth and development and I can't wait to get to know each student better every day!
Outside of school, I am extremely active with my boys and their sports. I have a very naughty but of course loveable puppy named CJ (short for Caden and Jake). He is a Portuguese Water Dog as well as a chew everything insight dog! In my free time, I love to take walks with my puppy, read with my boys, watch movies with my husband and yeah I'll admit - shopping can be pretty fun too!
This year you will truly be amazed as you watch your child blossom into a confident young student and I am so privileged to take this journey with you!