Thank you for visiting this site! I'm an EL Teacher at Smarts Mill Middle School, teaching both Newcomers English and co-teaching general education English in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. I look forward to working with the Mavericks this year! I was born and raised in McLean, Virginia, attended JMU for a bachelors degree in political science, GMU for a masters degree in ESL Education, am certified in both ESL and Secondary English, and semi-fluent in Spanish. I'm in my 14th year teaching, and have worked with students at all ages, from elementary through adults. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family, especially my two young boys!