Phone: (352) 671-7250
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Education from University of Florida Master of Education with Reading Specialization from the University of Florida English For Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
I am married and have two beautiful girls. We love to spend time together outdoors at the lake or river. I love to read and can't live without coffee. I have been a teacher at Madison Street Academy since 2000. I love my job and working with children. I like to provide an environment that is organized so that instruction and learning can take place.
I want the environment to be work-oriented, while also being relaxed and friendly. I also believe that establishing a positive relationship between home and school is extremely important. Establishing these relationships early and maintaining them will help all involved feel a part of the learning process. I invest a lot of time early in the year to build strong relationships with my students.
We will review and practice the rules, procedures and routines. This will create a predictable environment where children feel safe to take risks and make mistakes. I truly believe that all children can learn. My management plan helps to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. I have a genuine concern for student success. My goal is not just to teach children, but to ensure that students learn. Thank you for entrusting your child to me. I promise to do my best to be your child’s companion in learning. If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact me at me.