Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood, Elementary & Kindergarten Education-Penn State, 2012 Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in American History-George Mason, 2018 Baldwin Washington Post Teacher of the Year, 2019 Manassas City Mentor Teacher of the Year, 2020 VFW National Citizenship Education Virginia Teacher of the Year, 2021
I am originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania. I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Penn State University. I moved to Virginia in 2013, and began teaching at Baldwin. Before moving to Virginia, I was a preschool teacher. At Baldwin, I taught third grade for three years, I spent one year in second grade and this is my fifth year teaching fourth grade! I graduated in May 2018, with my master's degree in Education with a concentration in American History from George Mason University. My favorite unit of study in Virginia Studies is the Civil War! I also enjoy reading, photography, walking my dogs Harper and Penny, traveling and college football. I've started to dabble in outdoor gardening as well. Last year I was recognized by the VFW as a teacher of the year for Virginia for the National Citizenship Education! You can read about it here.
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