Degrees and Certifications:
I love teaching! In my previous life, I was a Marketing Consultant for a Broadcasting Company. However, I always wanted to be a teacher, so I went back to Rider University for my Graduate Certification. In the blink of an eye, here I am now in my 15h year at Kisthardt Elementary School! I started out in fifth grade and stayed there for nine years before moving down to second grade, then third grade, and back to second grade.
I live in Hamilton with my wonderful husband Tom of 30 years; our son Rob; our daughter Courtney; Charlie and Murphy, our two Golden Retrievers; Miller, our German Sheperd; and Raz, our cat! As a parent, I can totally relate to other parents which I believe makes me a better teacher.
My classroom community is a place where students feel comfortable learning and are not afraid of making mistakes. My goal is to always plan lessons that are engaging and fun. My motto is Work Hard, Play Hard!