This year I am teaching English IV and AICE General Paper, both of which are extremely interesting, relevant classes for the 21st century. As an English/Reading teacher in both private and public schools for over 20 years, I have taught students in every grade (K-12) at some point in my career. My preference is working with high school students, as I value and embrace the challenge of preparing my students to soon begin college and/or start a career.
I am a proud veteran of
the U.S. Army who served on active duty during Desert Storm. My time in the military provided me with
valuable experiences that I will never forget, and it definitely had a major
impact on my life. In the Army I realized that we are capable of doing much
more than we think, and that if we are determined to achieve a goal, we should
never give up or let anything stand in our way. These are the types of lessons I hope
to share with my students as they begin to prepare for life after high school.
In my own life, I have always had a passion for learning, a love of reading and writing, and a desire to help others. I believe those inclinations led me into this rewarding career as a teacher. Upon competition of my military service, I attended the University of Maryland where I earned a B.S. in Education, and eventually completed three different graduate programs in education at various universities in the MD/DC area.
Throughout my life I have lived in New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Colorado, Texas, and am now happily settled here in SWFL. I am a resident of Charlotte County where I live with my two loves - my husband and my dog. I enjoy reading, writing, walking, and interior decorating. I am very happy living here and teaching at Lemon Bay. This is truly an amazing school and I am proud to be a Manta!