I am excited to be teaching 5th grade again this year. I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We still try to make it back a few times a year to see the hills, the inclines, tunnels, and rivers. I graduated in 1999 from Purdue University with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2006 I received my Master's degree from IUPUI. I taught third grade at Forest Dale Elementary. I've taught fourth, first, and fifth grades at Mohawk Trails Elementary. I am married and I have a daughter and a son. We enjoy going to Purdue sporting events and camping as a family. I like to cook, bake, take pictures, scrap book, and go to the pool when I have time.