Phone: 215-233-6085 ext 5908
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Education from Rider University dual majored in Elementary Education and Art; M.A. in Education from Gratz College
I joined the teaching staff at Erdenheim Elementary in 2011. I love teaching where I live because it feels like home! I have over ten years of teaching experience in urban and suburban schools, including teaching in Philadelphia and Lower Merion School Districts. I graduated from Rider University with a B.A. in Education and dual majored in Elementary Education and Art. I then received my M.A. in Education from Gratz College, focusing on curriculum and instruction.
I have known since fifth grade that I wanted to be a teacher. Teaching and learning are infused with who I am. I bring compassion and kindness to Erdenheim students. I focus on how the students learn best, which leads to joy in discovery and higher achievement. I encourage critical thinking skills and student-generated ideas with the goal of developing students' passion for knowledge so they become self-directed, life- long learners.
I live in Flourtown with my husband Gary and our two sons, Noah and Gabe. I like all kinds of plants and flowers and like gardening in my free time. I also love to read, take pictures and make digital scrapbooks. I enjoy traveling to a different place with my family each summer. We've been to St. Thomas, Florida, Savannah, Niagara Falls and Toronto. We also go to Lake Wallenpaupack each summer. My dream is to go to Italy someday!