Kent State University, B.S. Education
Graduate courses from Notre Dame College, Ursuline College and The University of Akron
Pathwise Certified Mentor Teacher, 2003
Certified Religion Teacher, certificate renewed 2009
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian
Teacher of the Year 2000; Mentor for 2 student teachers and 7 degreed teachers; Speaker on behalf of the Diocese of Cleveland at an Education Forum for Leadership Akron, 2002, 2003; Recognition by the Diocese of Cleveland for over 30 years of service to Catholic Schools
I am an avid gardener and collector of children's literature; I enjoy decorating and entertaining family and friends often.
Why I like teaching
I have a passion for reading and writing, and I love teaching because it allows me to arm my children with the tools to be good readers and writers. It is a thrill when my class moves from easy readers to chapter books, and there is no greater joy than to introduce children to an outstanding piece of literature, and then inspire them to write and draw creatively.