I was born in Altoona, and grew up in Montgomery, NY. Large school districts there, but rural growing into suburban communities. In eighth grade we moved to the Monroeville area near Pittsburgh. All through high school I was dead set on going to college for elementary education, although my FACS teacher continually suggested going for FACS. I ended up changing my perspective after one job shadowing, and landed into Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences in hope to teach environmental science outdoors. Took my first Wildlife and Fisheries class, it was not what I was expecting it to be. I then moved to Somerset with my now husband, and started with the CalU cohort at the Somerset Library. I graduated from CalU my Bachelor's in Education, and became certified in Elementary K-6. After a few years of substitute teaching, the position for Family & Consumer Science opened. I remembered my old FACS teacher, and went for the certification. So here I am... this is my tenth year teaching and I love it. About 3 years ago, I also finished my Masters in the Art of Teaching through Frostburg University, getting certified in Special Education. I never thought I would enjoy teaching in the high school, but watching the students grow has been amazing. I enjoy the students as much as my own children, and seeing them develop into young adults makes me appreciate the time I spend with my children.
The students often hear stories about my 3 children; Charlotte, Elwood, and Luke.