I am looking forward to another fantastic year full of excitement and learning! I have been teaching at Orchard Park since 2006. Every year has been exciting and memorable, and I have been lucky to teach such wonderful students. Orchard Park Elementary is a great place where I truly enjoy being around such enthusiastic students, staff, and parents.
I graduated from Purdue University in 2006 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. I am licensed to teach kindergarten through sixth grade with a specialization in reading. I look forward to continuing my education throughout my teaching career.
In my time outside the classroom I love to keep myself busy. I enjoy being active, baking, reading, spending time with friends and family, taking pictures, and traveling. I also tutor students in the evenings after school. Throughout the school year and in the summer I work with a student ambassador program called Quo Student Travel. I love traveling and it is my goal to visit each of the 50 states and all 7 continents at some point in my lifetime.
In my classroom, I promote an atmosphere of safety, trust, and respect. I work hard to build a sense of community among my students, and I emphasize the idea of teamwork. I value cooperation and collaboration both in my classroom and as I work with my peers. I believe that great things can happen when we work together! OP is a place where I really feel like part of a strong community and part of a winning team.