Welcome!  I have been a Resource Teacher at LHS since 1997.  Learning is one of my passions and teaching kids how to learn is one of the greatest gifts I think I can give.  In my class, students learn strategies and skills - test taking and study strategies, organizational and time management skills, reading and math strategies - students in my class learn how to learn.
    I have a B.S. in Psychology from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. I have NYS and Georgia certification in Special Education as well as NYS certification in Reading that I obtained while earning my master's degree in Reading from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
    I am an avid reader and try to keep up with as many young adult fiction novels as possible so I am able to recommend titles to students based on their interests. I have a bookcase in my classroom with books designed to help students find something appropriate for independent reading. I have read most of the titles so I can help direct students to a book that fits.  
    Another passion of mine is running.  It is a solitary sport meant to better yourself yet it can still be done in the company of others.  I love pushing myself to see what my limits may be.  To date, I have run 2 marathons, 6 half-marathons, and countless other races - The Peachtree 10K in Atalanta, Ga., the Boilermaker (several times) in Utica, NY, Shamrock Run (Buffalo), Turkey Trot, Lancaster 10K and countless 5K races. I have also competed in Tough Mudder - a 10 -12 mile obstacle course event. I have completed 3 Tough Mudders.  I do it for me and to challenge myself.  I will often use my running experience as a metaphor for life and learning. I use my Tough Mudder experience as a metaphor for overcoming obstacles - mental and physical.