I have taught for 18 years, during which time I have taught 1st-5th grades… however, 2nd grade is where my heart is. I have taught in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina – NC is where I grew up and attended undergraduate, Appalachian (pronounced app-a-latch-in) State University. I earned my Master’s degree from LaSalle University. I am married and have 3 children – Jack, 10 years old entering 5th grade, Molly, 7 years old entering 2nd grade, and Joshua, 20 months entering ‘how do I rearrange the entire house’. When I am not teaching (or cleaning up after Joshua), I love reading, playing volleyball, and being outside. As a family we participate in a local community theater group. I am looking forward to this school year!!