I have a very early memory of myself as a “teacher”. I remember being in my parents’ basement in my childhood home when I discovered that if I wrote on the sheetrock walls with chalk, it sounded just like the chalkboards at school. Carefully, I wrote the date on the “board” and began “teaching”. In the middle of the lesson, I was interrupted by my Dad, who quickly bought me a chalkboard.
I have attended Catholic schools since the age of 3. After graduating high school, I attended Stonehill College in Massachusetts. There, I completed a course of study that included a double major in Elementary Education and Fine Art, as well as a minor in Early Childhood Education. After moving back to New York, I began my teaching career and enrolled in a Master’s program at Hofstra University. There, I earned a Master’s Degree in Literacy. I began teaching at night at Hofstra’s Reading, Writing, and Learning Center. In 2008 I started at St. Agnes and I am beginning my 11th year teaching this September. This is my 9th year at St. Agnes Cathedral School. For eight of those years I taught 2nd Grade and am excited to move to 1st Grade this year!
I live in Huntington with my Husband and our pets. I love all animals, gardening, riding my bike, and swimming.