The ABC's About Me
There is a famous quote that says "Teaching is a work of heart." I believe this quote to be true since I have felt that I was a teacher in my heart ever since I was a little girl.
I feel that I was destined to be a teacher. My mom went to school to be a teacher and became a different kind of teacher when she stayed home to raise her nine children. My dad was a college professor. He taught me the importance of an education and the pride of being an educator. I was most inspired by him the day he received the honor of a building named after him at the college he spent 30 years teaching at.
I attended William Paterson University and graduated with a degree in Special Education.
I began teaching in New Milford in a special education setting then became a First Grade
teacher there for the next four years. It was my father's suggestion that I give up my tenured
teaching position for the opportunity to continue my teaching career in Hillsdale. It was the best decision that I made. I am now on my 19th year of teaching in Hillsdale. I am very proud to teach in this district as well as to live in Hillsdale.
I received my masters in Educational Technology from Ramapo College and became the Computer Facilitator in 2015.
The ABC's of My Life
The ABC's of my life are, A-for my daughter Ava,
B- for my son Brady and C-for my husband Christopher. I got married to my husband Christopher in 2001. In 2005, we welcomed our first child, our daughter Ava Patrice. Ava is 15 years old and a sophomore at Pascack Valley High School. In 2008, we moved to Hillsdale and welcomed our son Brady Christopher. Brady is a 6th grader at George White Middle School. We got our dogs, Stella in 2012 and Molly in 2020. They have made our family complete!
The ABC's of My Computer Classroom
I strive to create an environment that fosters students ability to be creative while enhancing their problem solving and critical thinking skills. My goal is for students to work independently as well as collaboratively with other students.