Welcome to Fifth Grade
I am very excited to begin the 2022 - 2023 school year at Algonkian Elementary. I am happy to share that I am beginning my 23rd year of teaching elementary school. I am a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist) and hold a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. I am also finishing my doctorate degree in educational leadership. Prior to entering the field of education, I was a Human Resource Director, in addition to serving in the Coast Guard. I am the proud mother of two children: Stephen, who is a graduate of Florida State University and New York University, and Jenny, who is continuing our family's military tradition by serving in the U. S. Air Force. My other family members include my English Golden Retriever, Kai. I am also a children's picture book author, having published Ocean One in 2017. I am currently working on two additional children's books. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, hiking, going to the beach, rooting for the New England Patriots (I am a native New Englander), and spending time with my family.