IHM is home for our family. My husband and I have four children. Maria (7th grade) attends IHM: Olivia (freshman), Anthony (junior), and Vinny (senior) attend McNicholas High School. This is my sixteenth year as a teacher here. I am also in my 13th year serving our parish as a Coordinator of Children's Religious Education. I have my advanced catechist certification and am an ARE (Associate of Religious Education). I also hold degrees in elementary education (grades 1-8) and in the fine arts. Teaching is much more than a career for me. It is a passion and a ministry. I subscribe to the idea that "teaching is the art of assisting discovery." What a blessing to be able to journey along with God's youth as they explore His many gifts. I am honored to do my part to help each child reach his or her fullest potential as a child of God, learning and growing each day...going out into the world to be Christ for everyone they meet.