Welcome to Kindergarten 2023-2024! 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 10th year here at Algonkian, 18th year in Virginia, and 21st 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. I have 1 son and 4 daughters, the youngest a rising 9th grader and former Bobcat.