Degrees and Certifications:
My 2017-2018 year begins with my 31st year teaching at Morse Pond in grade 6. How is that possible! I have treasured my time here at Morse Pond and look forward to another fantastic year. I am blessed to be working with my partner, Melissa Hamilton, as we have a fantastic relationship. Unless the topic is football! Although we love the sport, we differ when it comes to teams. I am a born and raised NY Giants Fan from Connecticut. She is a Baltimore Ravens fan. Yet, our principal, Tim McLaughlin, is a season ticket holder for the NE Patriots. Yikes! Makes for an interesting fall.
In terms of academics, I love writing. I love reading. I love social studies. In general, I simply love to teach. I treasure my relationships with my students. Each year I have a goal to produce a team play at the end of the year. I look at my classroom as a warm, safe, and interesting place to be.
On a personal note, I live with my partner, Don Smith, and love being active. I row crew in Centerville and recently became certified as an indoor rowing instructor. I also play ice hockey, love to go for a long walk, and organize the Morse Pond Running Club.
I was certified as a physical education teacher at Southern Connecticut State University, but moved on with my Masters in Elementary Education from Bridgewater State University. Something I have never regretted.
I look forward to a fabulous year!