Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education, Aurora University; 1999 M.Ed. Educational Leadership, ACE; 2018
I was born and raised in Illinois, about 90 miles west of Chicago. I began my teaching career at the elementary level, where I taught 2nd-5th grades. After having two children, Nate and Emma, I decided to stay home for awhile and enjoy some time with them. As they both grew, I went back into the classroom. I spent two years teaching 6th-9th grade students at an alternative school. We decided to give up the snow and cold and head to sunny Florida four years ago. I have been a part of the amazing BMS team teaching Language Arts since transferring to MCPS. I am also the Cambridge Coordinator and Athletic Director here at BMS.
As I mentioned, I have two children who are both MCPS students as well. I was fortunate to spend time with them at BMS before they moved on to high school. My son, Nate, is currently attending North Marion High School. He is a catcher for the Colts and is in the AICE Program. My daughter, Emma, also attends North Marion High School, where she is a cheerleader and in the AICE Program. Needless to say, I have a busy schedule year round!
I am very happily married to my husband, Brian, who is also a part of the MCPS staff. We have two dogs, an English Bulldog named Scarlett, and a Staffordshire Terrier/English Mastiff mix named Pudge.
In my free time, I enjoy Powerlifting, spending time at Disney and hanging out with my family.