• I am currently starting my 24th year of teaching. I have taught fifth grade for 17 years and fourth grade for six years. I am a resident of Danville, Virginia and commute each day to Greensboro. I have a daughter and a grand fur baby named Moose. If I’m not at school more than likely I am spending time with my family or coaching a local softball team. During my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, traveling, reading, and cooking.

    My educational my belief that in order for young students to achieve success, they must be afforded the opportunity to engage in a sound educational program. As a classroom teacher, I aspire to motivate students to search within themselves to identify personal strengths and interests. My goal is to provide a learning environment that is diversely stimulating and encourages each student to perform at his fullest potential.

    Throughout my career as an educator, I have come to realize that a dictating teacher does not produce as many positive learning outcomes as a teacher who is a facilitator between students and a well-balanced curriculum. If students are an integral part of the teaching and learning experience, they will not only retain more information for a longer period of time, but they will also become more confident in their own abilities.

    In closing, I have chosen the profession of an educator because of my love for children. Erwin Montessori stands for everything I believe in as a teacher.