Greetings Piney Branch Cardinals!!
I'm so ecstatic to be your child's 4th grade teacher this year!! Let me tell you a little about myself! I'm originally from upstate New York...right on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario! I earned my Bachelor's of Education with a concentration in English at Oswego State University and moved down to the northern Virginia area about a week after graduation in December 1999! Three days after moving here I got a job at Bristow Run Elementary School as a 4th grade reading teacher and 2nd grade assistant. The year after I became a 4th grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary School where I taught 4th grade for 12 years! I earned my master's degree in Literacy at George Mason University in 2003. I'm starting my 6th year teaching at Piney Branch and my of 18th year teaching 4th grade!
I've been married to my wonderful hubby Curt for almost 15.5 years and we have an adorable 9 year old son, Nathan, who will be in 4th grade right here at Piney Branch! I have a dachshund named Paisley and my hobbies include reading books on my color nook, quilting, and digital scrapbooking! We love camping, geocaching, and visiting family. Between all of that, I am very busy, but I always find time to cheer on my favorite NHL hockey team...the Washington Capitals! GO CAPS!!