Thank you for visiting my webite. After working as a Learning Support teacher for 14 years, I am very excited to make the transition to 10th grade English! I began my career as an English teacher and feel like I am coming back home to the subject area I am most passionate. I also teach a creative writing class and advise the school's literary magazine, Ananda.
I am originally from Tyrone, PA, but after graduating from Juniata College with a degree in English Secondary Education, spent 13 years living in Eugene, Oregon. During my time in Oregon, I earned my Master's of Science degree in Special Education from the University of Oregon. I taught as a Special Education teacher in Eugene for 10 years before returning to Central PA in 2014. I've also taught Special Eduation at Huntingdon Area School District before taking a position at Bellefonte in 2015. While I've returned to the general education setting, I am still an extensive advocate for people with disabilities. My favorite literature includes stories of marginalized characters overcoming great difficutlies and still maintaining a strong moral code. As such, my favorite novel is Jane Eyre.
I look forward to sharing stories and other works of literature with my students and fostering a love of reading within them.