This year will start my 7th year teaching and my third year teaching here at GCJ. I have my Bachelors degree from The Ohio State University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and my Masters degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University.. Before teaching in Green Cove, I taught 2 years of Culinary Arts at Orange Park High and 7th and 8th grade Family and Consumer Science in northeast Ohio, where I was born and raised. (Go Bucks!)
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dogs, reading, and cooking.. I'm also a fierce competitor in the intense sport of mini-golf and hula-hooping! I am a big fan of new technology and use varying forms of technology in my classroom, including but not limited to, interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, internet resources, educational apps, and personalized websites like this one.
In my class, I expect every student's best effort and no less. I am stern in my expectations, but flexible and understanding if something serious arises that causes my students to not do their best. I enjoy building rapport with my students through team-building activities and project-based learning. I look forward to doing my best so that all of my students can succeed and reach for greatness