Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Masters Degree in Education Certification in English Second Language
I have been teaching for 21 years. I started my teaching career in preschool and then moved into kindergarten when I came to Mercerville. I taught kindergarten for 11 years, 9 of those years in a Special Education Inclusion classroom with my teaching partner, Mrs. Festa. Mrs. Festa and I moved to second grade 5 years ago and continue to teach the inclusion class in this new grade.
Our philosophy is to create many hands-on, student driven lessons and activities to be able to meet the needs of all of our learners. We teach in small groups and promote paired and group learning throughout the day. We have a true inclusion philosophy and mix and change our groups regularly to meet new needs. We teach tolerance and acceptance and we learn as much from our students as they learn from us.
I am a mother and a grandmother. I have lived in New Jersey with my family for 30 years, and I am a resident of Hamilton Township. I was born and raised in Buffalo New York, however, so don't be surprised if you see me in a Buffalo Bills jersey. I still have hope that they will someday win the Superbowl.