Phone: 716-209-6215 ex 4109
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education MSEd Differentiated Instruction PreK-6 Elementary Education PreK-12 Special Education PreK-12 Gifted & Talented
This is my sixteenth year teaching for the Orchard Park schools. I am very fortunate to be able to work in such a wonderful place, with a great staff and wonderful children! For the first five years I was Eggert's Spectrum Catalyst, followed by 8 years in grade 5. Last year I moved into the AIS department and worked with students promarily in grades 3-5. Last year I was a fully virtual teacher for grade 5. Previous to coming to Orchard Park, I taught for a year in the KenTon schools as a Gifted & Talented Specialist. Before that, I taught computers & technology in the Eden schools. I am so excited to be working in 3rd grade this year!
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Fredonia. My concentration area was Biology, and I earned certification to teach General Science and Biology at the middle school and high school levels also.
I earned my Master's Degree in Advanced Inclusive Processes from St. Bonaventure University. This program allowed me to become certified in the Special Education field as well as in Gifted & Talented.
My family consists of myself, my husband, and our two boys. Luke, the older one, is an amazing gymnast. He stuck with his sport throughout school and college, and now he is the assistant coach for his college team. Ben, the younger one, is such a talented kid! He started to follow his brother's footsteps and began training as a gymnast too! He also participated in 4 sports in highschool! It seems like we lived at the gym. Both boys are now grown and off to college. Luke is not the assistant coach for the men's gymnastics team at Springfield College, in Massachusettes. Ben started his senior year at SUNY Geneseo and is on the dive team. I couldn't be more proud of them both!
My favorite things are hiking & camping, kayaking, travelling, music & concerts, acting & singing, and cooking (and eating!). We have 2 dogs and 2 cats. They keep us busy at home.
Our pets: Jasmine, Westley, Zeus, & Zelda