About the Teacher
Phone: 716-483-4412 ext. 6036
Degrees and Certifications:
MS Ed Childhood Literacy, St. Bonaventure University 2003 BS Ed Elementary Education, SUNY Fredonia 2001 BA Sociology, Eastern University 1996 NYS Elementary Teacher Certification Grades PK-6 NYS Reading Teacher Certification Grades K-12
I started working in the Jamestown City School District in 2002 as a reading teacher at S. G. Love Elementary School. I transferred to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in 2003 when the UPK class opened. I am honored to be able to create a fun and engaging first school experience for our youngest students.
I enjoy sharing a love of books and reading with my class. I am always impressed by how much my students learn and grow during a school year. While much of my training has been in reading, I enjoy teaching all the subject areas. I love to help my students represent their world by creating art projects, building structures, and exploring a variety of materials. I strive to create a peaceful classroom community where we respect one another and learn to resolve conflicts. I care deeply about all my students and am grateful for the trust that families place in me to be their children's teacher.
I live “out in the country” near Stedman with my family. I have two boys, ages 14 and 16. They attend Chautauqua Lake Central School. In my free time I enjoy reading, practicing yoga, and spending time on the Allegheny River.