Phone: 209-6448 ext. 2347
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History and Secondary Social Studies Education Grove City College M.S. Secondary Social Studies Education St. Bonaventure University
I have been teaching since 1995 starting my career at Little Valley Central School District where I taught 7th grade American History, 9th grade Global History and Geography, 11th grade U.S. History and Government, 12th grade Government, and 12th grade Economics. I was also the student council advisor and the modified girls basketball coach. In the fall of 1997 I came to Orchard Park Central Schools (my alma mater) to teach 9th and 10th grade Global History and Geography, 12th grade Economics and 12th grade Government. I also coached girls' basketball. In 2008 I jumped at the opportunity to teach American History at the middle school and have enjoyed sharing my love of history, government, and current events. My favorite part of teaching is getting students to think, explore, and at least appreciate history (hopefully love history.)
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, watching my son in a variety of sports, going to Chautauqua Lake, and working out.
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite movie: Hoosiers
Favorite place to visit: Chautauqua Institution
Favorite place to travel to: any national park or historical site
Most interesting place travelled to: Japan
Best vacation: travelling across country with my family / Field of Dreams, Mt. Rushmore, Wind Caves National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, and many other amazing places in this country.