I have been teaching for 20 years. I have been at I.H.M. for 18 years. I am one of five children. I have an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister. I am also married to my best friend, Brian. Being a teacher is in my blood. My father was a history teacher then became a principal.
I earned my Bachelors degree for Elementary Education with an endorsement in reading and my Masters in Professional Development from the College of Mount St. Joseph.
When I was a child, my favorite thing to play was school house. I always had to be the teacher. I would make my brothers and sisters take spelling test.
My favorite thing about teaching is the “light bulb” moment. You know the moment when the student finally gets “it”. You can see it on their face when they understand.
The funniest thing to ever happen to me was during the Renaissance Festival I planned here at school. We arranged for a horse in the back of school to learn about horse husbandry. The owner of the horse bought the horse a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks as a treat. The horse got so excited, he ran away from the owner through the playground and headed toward Beechmont Ave. He only stopped when he accidentally stepped on his own reins and stopped himself.
If I could have an super power I would want to have a super brain. I would want to remember everything I read, saw, or heard. I would want to speak every language in the world and be able to figure out very difficult puzzles or problems.