I am originally from West Virginia, GO MOUNTAINEERS! I attended Shepherd College where I obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Home Economics with a minor in Business. Upon graduation, I moved to Virginia with my husband and landed a job as an Assistant Branch Manager for a major bank. After years of banking, I decided that I needed a career change. In 1992, Loudoun County hired me as the high school Family Life Specialist. I taught freshmen and sophomores in all 4 (at that time) high schools and had the privilege in opening the fifth high school, Potomac Falls. In 1998, I decided to devote more of my time to my two daughters, so I left Loudoun County and helped at a local preschool for several years. I returned to Loudoun County in 2002 and accepted various assistant positions in the elementary schools. In 2007, I had the wonderful opportunity to go back to teaching what I love, so I joined the staff of Eagle Ridge MS teaching Family and Consumer Science. I completed my Masters of Education: Curriculum and Instruction in 2013. As of this current school year, I get to delve into using my Business minor and teach keyboarding! This will be my 12th year at Eagle Ridge and starting my 22nd year in the county.
I currently live in Ashburn with my husband. We have been here since 1988. I have two daughters, one a graduate of WVU and the other a current graduate from Shepherd University. We travel quite a bit to visit family in West Virginia, Michigan and Boston. I am an avid race walker. I love to ski, rollerblade, hike, kayak, paddleboard, read and just hang out with my family.
I am excited to start a new school year and I look forward to working with the students at Eagle Ridge. I can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone during my office hours.