Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Degree in Physical Education Masters Degree in Special Education
Hi. It has been an exciting first year teaching Exceptional Children at JCE in 2017- 2018 for me. I currently teach students with special needs in the general curriculum/separate setting. I take pride in providing a small group, family-style approach to teaching students with academic and behavior challenges. I believe in the importance of being a strong, positive role model for my students who teaches the class what it means to respect others and respect one's self. My students have been very successful this year in reducing negative behaviors, and increasing academic performance and expectations.
I have been working with children for over 15 years, including six years in Onslow County. Instead of a long, boring bio, I am providing the following Cliff Notes' version of my journey that has brought me to JCE.
1978- Born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Go Bills!
1996- Graduated from Sweet Home High School, Amherst, NY.
2002- Graduated from State College at Brockport with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, Brockport NY.
Go Golden Eagles!
2004- 2007 Worked as a TA and Teacher at Stanley G. Falk School.
2008- Graduated from Canisius College with a Masters Degreee in Special Education, Buffalo, NY.
2008- 2010- Teacher of students with Autism, Pocahontas Middle School, Richmend VA.
2010- 2012 - Teaching Parent, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls residential facility. Richmond, VA
2012- 2014- Therapeutic Foster Parent. Jacksonville, NC
2012- 2017- EC General Curriculum Teacher, Hunters Creek Middle School. Jacksonville, NC
2017- present EC General Curriculum Teacher, Jacksonville Commons Elementary, Jacksonville, NC.