I am very excited to begin my fifth school year at St. Brendan's. I have had a really busy, yet fun-filled summer. I was able to go camping at Lake Hope, swim, take bike rides, read, sew, do some woodworking, and enjoy time with my family and friends. I also got engaged this summer and am planning a May wedding!
I went to a Catholic elementary school and high school in Tiffin and then attended Otterbein University where I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Reading Endorsement. Before landing my job at St. Brendan I subbed for a year in many different school districts (both private and public) and all grade levels including specials. I did a long-term maternity leave for a second grade teacher at St. Andrew's for several weeks which included helping them prepare for 1st Communion. This summer I completed my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Technology at Ohio Dominican University.
I live in Dublin and my family consists of my mom, dad, and my 3 sisters. Ann is the oldest and also a teacher in Akron, Ohio. Emma is a senior at Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland and Laura is a sixth grader this year. Although we are spread out, I am very close to all of them. My family is a big part of my life.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Using email is the quickest and easiest way to communicate as I check my email daily and will respond within 24 hours.
Mrs. Shipley and I have spent a lot of time preparing for a fantastic year and we are both very excited to get to know you and your child and have a great year together! I hope to make this year a fun-filled learning experience!
Make sure to read about the Third Grade Polices link to help you become more familiar with the procedures of third grade. Also, continue to visit my website frequently for updates and important information!