Life is about choices… CHOOSE POSITIVE! After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education (with an emphasis in Emotional Support) I started my career in Learning Support then moved into the regular classroom teaching 3rd grade at Hopewell Elementary, HASD, in Aliquippa, PA for the last 24 years. I am a dreamer…an optimist… a disruptor in education!
I believe in the power of relationships! Without them, we have nothing. Relationships are the true foundation to betterment for every child and adult alike.
My mantra is empowerment at all ages. I believe empowering students to make their own decisions builds strong character. By instilling T.R.U.E G.R.I.T. students recognize and capitalize on their own strengths, while strengthening their weaknesses.
Disrupting education with innovation has been my mission. I believe our mindset is the most powerful tool in which we possess as an educator. We each have the resources we need at our fingertips to serve our children well, but if we don’t believe in change to better our students and selves, we have fallen short of the best we can be! I was honored to receive the 2017 Week 1 Chevron Steelers Leader in the Classroom award for innovative practices. This award not only lights a fire within me, but also my students.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world” -Gandhi
Let’s change education for the better together. Reach out and connect with me