I was born in Chambersburg, PA and raised on a dairy farm. I lived in Nashville, Tennessee and attended Austin Peay State University for 2 years. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a BS in Elementary Education (1992) and earned a Master of Science in Education from Neumann University -focusing on Social and Emotional Learning (2013)I taught 5th grade for 4 years, 2nd grade for 5 years, 4th grade for 5 years and this is my 7th year in 3rd grade! I enjoy photography, the beach, painting/drawing, reading, spending time with my fiancé and with my son and daughter (most of the time)when they’re home from college, and last but not least my dog (Tiki). Sweets are a favorite of mine!