I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and I moved to Virginia following my graduation from Slippery Rock University. Educationally and professionally, I came to Potomac Falls with a B.S. in Special Education, a M.Ed in Supervision, an appreciation for diversity, and an understanding that the learning environment extends far beyond the classroom. I finally finished licensure in Education Leadership via completion of a second M.Ed through George Mason University, with a focus on special education practices. I am presently the lead teacher in a school within a school program at Potomac Falls. Our program started out as a pilot program for expanding the school-based options for students with diagnosed emotional disabilities and has grown into a well-integrated program to help students access the general education curriculum, as it relates to some disability rooted in behavior. I participate in school-based activities dedicated to equity, diversity, remediation, and influencing the school climate and culture. Wow. That's a lot!
In my spare time, I have a part-time job as a wine educator, and I do a little math tutoring. I enjoy participating in community service projects, attending all types of sporting events, and relaxing at home. I am completely excited to have begun doctoral study in Education Policy, with a focus on Diversity and Equity in Education through the University of Illinois, which is my latest learning community.
I am hoping we have a great 2020-2021 school year at Potomac Falls! Go Panthers!