I grew up in St. Lawrence County NY, a small town nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Upon graduation from St. Lawrence Central High School, I attended SUNY Potsdam. In 1997 I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Sociology and immediately began work on my masters degree in Reading. I completed my certification in 1998.
In 1999 I made the "big" move to PA to follow my passion for teaching and learning. From 1999-2002 I taught in a variety of educational settings, but in 2003 I made Pottsgrove my home. This is my 16th year in the district and my 13th year as a reading specialist.