Phone: 610-326-5105 ext. 6540
Degrees and Certifications:
BA: Communications - University of Delaware M.Ed.: Classroom Technology - Wilkes Univ. Level II Teaching Certification: Spanish K-12
Teaching is my second career. I came to teaching after coaching track and cross country in another school district. As a former distance runner for the University of Delaware, I would always do the workouts with my athletes. On our long runs, my athletes and I would often discuss academic topics - including Spanish, which had been my minor in college. Those athletes are the ones who told me "You should be a teacher." I felt that was a huge compliment from them and I decided to take them up on it. Thus, here I am. I thank those runners for recognizing in me what I realize now is my calling. Maybe that's why I enjoyed coaching so much.
I have two daughters who were both successful student-athletes at Pottsgrove, graduating in 2006 and 2008. I am proud to say that both had the self-discipline and motivation necessary to achieve both academic and athletic success. Both went on to successful academic and athletic careers in college (one lacrosse player and one swimmer) and are now gainfully employed. (phew!) My perspective as a parent of kids who "have been there" gives me both a certain empathy for my students, and high expectations for them.
I began my teaching career at Spring-Ford where I had worked as a coach and the district publications coordinator/grant writer for many years. My first year teaching was the 2001-2002 school year, which I remember vividly because we had to help students cope with seeing the World Trade Center tragedy live during our morning announcement. I later worked at North Penn and came to Pottsgrove for the 2005-2006 school district to be closer to home. I don't even think my own daughters minded that I was then teaching in their own school. They even came by my room to visit during the day.
I hope that gives you a sense of who I am and where I come from. Feel free to contact me anytime with any of your questions or concerns.