Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Master of Education National Board Certified Teacher
I am so excited to be at Trailside Middle School for my fourth year as a sixth grade Math Special Education teacher. I grew up not too far from here in the Shenandoah Valley and earned both my Bachelor of Science (Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) and Master of Education (Exceptional/Special Education) degrees from James Madison University. Go Dukes!! In 2017, I achieved National Board Certification in the area of Exceptional Education. It's hard for me to believe, but this will be my seventeenth year of teaching! I began my career in Warren County as a general education teacher before switching to special education and have worked with all grade levels from kindergarten through sixth.
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am blessed to be married to my best friend and we have the most adorable, amazing son ever - who turned four over the summer! We are also expecting a baby girl in early October! Let the new adventures begin! When time allows, I also enjoy visiting new places, eating delicious food, and squeezing in a good workout whenever possible (to help offset that delicious food!).
I look forward to working with Trailside's students, families, and staff again this year. By working together as a team, we will see our students grow as human beings and as learners to do amazing things! We are capable of so much more than we believe ourselves to be!