The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C. S. Lewis
I've always known that I wanted to be a teacher, even when I was a little girl, and I'm thrilled to be part of the IAD family! I live in Newark with my husband, our two children (ages 8 and 12), and a variety of pets. I have been leading a local Girl Scout troop for 8 years and enjoy volunteering in the community. As a teacher and a parent, I am committed to building a nurturing classroom community in which students of all levels are motivated to reach their highest potential. I strive to foster curiosity and an appetite for learning by presenting material in a way that is fresh, interesting, and fun. With new successes and challenges every day, teaching is truly a rewarding and interesting career. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy taking road trips, camping, reading, and crafting.
I graduated summa cum laude from Wilmington University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education. I've been teaching for more than 10 years, covering middle school math and ELA and, most recently, 5th grade at a local public school. I've been on both the general ed and special ed side of the classroom, and have many years of experience with IEP development and implementation. I plan on pursuing a master's degree in reading and literacy. Leading by example, I hope to show my students the importance of lifelong learning.