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.