I graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1989 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Psychology. I worked for a family business for the next six years til in 1996 when I went back to teaching. In 1998 I was hired by Lancaster Central School District and started as a kindergarten teacher. I taught kindergarten for four years before I moved up to third grade. While teaching third grade from 2002-2004 I received my Masters in Elementary Education with a concentration in curriculum writing. In 2005 I made the jump to first grade and really enjoyed the grade level for a number of years. Six years ago John A. Sciole was going to be cutting a first grade due to enrollment so I decided to take the opportunity to come back to third grade and make the move closer to my house by coming to Como Park.I recently moved to Marilla with my husband (Ken) and son (Zakary). Zakary is a eighth grader at Iroquois Middle School. I love reading, riding horses and spending time with my family. I love teaching with the hopes that the state can find its way back to seeing that children are children and shouldn't be tested so hard. I try to find a happy medium in my classroom remembering they are children for fourth grade.