I have a master's degree in education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I also have an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. After graduating, I worked for 10 years at the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University. At that point, I decided to make a career switch to classroom teaching. I have had professional teaching certificates in both Massachusetts and Florida. I taught in elementary public schools for 8 years. The subjects that I have taught vary including math, science, social studies, reading and writing. Mostly, I have taught English Language Arts to 4th and 5th graders, but I enjoy teaching all ages. Teaching reading and writing is a passion of mine! For the past 3 years, I have been on-line teaching English as a Second Language to students in China from age 3-16. I believe in engaging students using many different strategies. My goal is to make learning fun and interesting so that each student can reach their maximum potential and feel successful.
I am an animal freak!!! My husband runs two zoos, so I have many opportunities to indulge in this interest. Also, I love art of any kind. And reading, of course! And cooking and gardening and, and, and... I really enjoy talking to students about their interests and hobbies most of all.