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Hello !!! I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself to you all. I am orginally from Conneaut, Ohio. I grew up there and will always miss the beautiful scenery that Lake Erie provides. I attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania college from 1985- 1989 and studied Elementary Education. I knew that I was a Florida girl in my soul so, as soon as I graduated college I drove down to Ocala (my sister lived here at the time) and interviewed with Fort McCoy Elementary. I was hired for 2 years as a VE self-contained teacher for 5th-6th graders. I loved it but, I need to be in town as the road to the school at times could be dangerous (way before cell phones remember). So, I landed a 5th grade job at South Ocala in 1991. From there I volunteered to go to a brand new school and teach 4th grade. The school was eventually named Maplewood. I have been here since we opened in 1992 ! That is 25 wonderful years here. I consider Maplewood my home !