Since I will be getting to know your child rather well this year, it is only fair that you have a chance to learn a little about me.

 I received my training at Eastern University in Pennsylvania, with certifications in elementary education, early childhood education, and special education.  I have taught pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade for over 20 years, in Pennsylvania and Delaware.  This is my fifth year at Clayton Elementary School, and I love our school!

 I live in Dover with my husband, Bud, and our cat, Shakespeare.  Our two grown daughters (and one son-in-law) live in nearby states.  In my free time I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, biking, music, and cooking.  My summer included an awesome 5-week cross-country road trip, in which we visited 26 National Park sites!

I love the enthusiasm and energy of Kindergarten children!  Although they can tire me out, they also give me plenty of opportunities for exploration and creativity.  I look forward to many wonderful learning adventures with my new class!