I was born and raised in Connecticut. I moved to California 6 years ago to be closer to my nephew, who recently turned 12. In my spare time I love to read, cook, and hang out with family. I recently took up kayaking. I love being outdoors, and one of my favorite places is the beach.
I have a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Special Education. I received my education, and started my career in Connecticut (where I was born and raised), and taught there for 7 years before moving to California, where I took a year off. This is my 6th year teaching at FSUSD. I have taught grades 4,5,7,8 and ⅘ combo classes.
As an educator I believe strongly in the power of collaboration, academic converstion, and peer to peer learning. This means that there is a lot of small group instruction in my room, and a lot of differentiation occurs based on student needs. Both reteaching and extension are common in my class.