I graduated from North Allegheny High School in 2002. I began my undergraduate studies that fall at Grove City College. My student teaching for Grove City was completed at Connoquenessing Elementary School in the Butler Area School District and St. Benedict the Moor School in Pittsbugh's Hill District. I received my undergraduate degree in elementary and early childhood education in 2006.
After graduation, I worked as the director of Vetterly Daycare for a year, and then as a vision therapist until I began my graduate studies in the fall of 2008. During my graduate work, I interned at Center Avenue Elementary School in BASD. I received my Master's degree as a reading specialist from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.
I began teaching at Butler Intermediate High School at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year, and I moved to the Senior High School during the district consolidation in the 2015-2016 school year.
I presently live in the North Hills with my husband (who also teaches at the Senior High) our seven-year old son, Noah, and our four-year old daughter, Gwen. I am looking forward to a great year of Academic English 10 and Academic English 11!