I have recently completed my 25th year in education, with experience in teaching and intervention from kindergarten to grade 6 in addition to graduate study in curriculum design and educational leadership. After exploring different opportunities, including administration, curriculum design, and curriculum coaching, I have rediscovered my love for teaching and interaction with students. I struggled with mathematics as a student because I am an analytical thinker and it was not until I learned how to teach mathematics developmentally that I understood where my teachers had failed me. I made it my personal mission to never miss an opportunity to help a student connect to mathematical knowledge in a meaningful way and to develop multiple paths to understanding so that each one of my students will have the opportunity to interact with content in a way that makes sense to them. I have a passion for fostering developmental thinking in mathematics and believe that the way to excellence is building a strong foundation in number sense and multiple paths to knowledge. The way to understand mathematics is to do mathematics, breaking through the barriers of what a student thinks they should know and drilling down to find the obstacles that are holding them back from true understanding.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY College at Cortland - Bachelor of Science, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Masters in Education, Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Riding motorcycles, camping, traveling, reading, playing with my dogs. I love the New York Mets and the New York Giants!