I am so excited to begin this wonderful year with all of you. I was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania where I grew up with my parents, two brothers, and sister. I went to college at York College of Pennsylvania and received a degree in Elementary Education in 2001. After graduating, I decided to take a break from the cold, snowy winters of the North and headed for the sunny South. I have spent the last nine years teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. During this time I also worked toward receiving another degree and in December of 2008 I completed a Master’s degree in School Administration, and am looking forward to my dual role of 3rd Grade Teacher and Head of the Lower School. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, sports (Go Steelers!), and spending time with my husband, friends, family, and miniature schnauzer, Kayleigh. I am excited to get to know all of you, and I am looking forward to a great year!