I first started teaching in 2006 in Reading, Pennsylvania at a small Catholic school while finishing up my secondary teaching certification in English and Language Arts. I then began my career as a middle school English teacher at Pine Grove Middle School in Pine Grove, PA. While teaching at Pine Grove, I finished my Master's Degree at Albright College in Reading, PA. Eventually, my husband was transitioned to our current location in the Hampton Roads area. I started at Smithfield Middle School in 2011 and have been growing in the Panther family ever since. I work with the BEST team in the building (I may be biased) "The Hawks" in 8th grade.