Subjects Taught
Fourth Grade



I was born and raised in New Jersey. I grew up in a small town with two older brothers. I graduated from Maple Shade High School in New Jersey. I first came to North Carolina after graduating high school to attend Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina (this is just outside of Asheville).The school focuses on a triad of academics, work, and service. I enjoyed earning my degree in education in such a unique and enriching atmosphere.  I moved to Jacksonville in 1997.

This year will be my 20th at Southwest Elementary. My teaching career started here. I completed student teaching in fourth grade at SWE. Working in the Southwest community has been a very rewarding experience.  I have taught fifth grade as well as fourth grade.   

My husband and I live with our two German Shorthaired Pointers and two very active and inquisitive cats.  I am a huge animal lover and cannot imagine a home without pets. In my free time, I love to read. I like all kinds of books and am very happy to spend time curled up in a chair reading. Music is a big part of my life. I enjoy listening to a large variety of music. During the fall and winter months, I often watch football and hockey which are my two favorite sports.