Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to 5th grade! I am new to Countryside and Loudoun County schools this year. I am a Maryland native and a two-time graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. For the past three years, I taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in Glendale, Arizona, before returning to my east coast roots.
I’m a big believer in the power of reading as a means of learning, growth, success, and entertainment. I am constantly trying to keep up with the persistent stream of great kids’ books that come out these days. Some of my favorite authors are Kate DiCamillo, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Kwame Alexander, Alan Gratz, and Shel Silverstein. I could go on!
My Scholastic Book Club link on this page is a great way to support both our classroom library and your own personal book collection, so please give that a click and see what that fantastic website has to offer.
I’m excited to be a part of the Countryside team this year, and even more so to get to know the students and families of this community. If you have questions or concerns at any point, you can send me an email here. See you soon!