Welcome to 1st grade 2022-2023! While reading & sharing exciting books and the joy of writing, discovering the wonderful "why" of math, and learning about science & history, we are going to have a wonderful and exciting year! This will be my 9th year here at Algonkian, 17th year in Virginia, and 20th year teaching overall. My teaching experiences began with early childhood and include Kindergarten through 5th grade. Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, my graduate degree from Frostburg State University in Maryland, and earned an endorsement in Educational Leadership through JMU.