I am first-generation American, the eldest of three kids, and from Manassas, Virginia.
A fun or interesting fact about me is that I absolutely love reading. I love to read for myself and enjoy reading aloud in the classroom. Sometimes I get so intrigued by a book, that I’m personally reading, that I lose track of time.
My favorite children’s book is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.
My favorite place to visit, other than South Africa, is South Korea because I lived there for a year and a half.
I feel included when I communicate with people in a small group setting and enjoy a cup of coffee with them.
I enjoy teaching students the benefits of effective communication. Children have a natural curiosity that stems meaningful conversations and experiences that makes being around them a joy.
My hope for this school year is to foster an open communicative classroom where everyone feels comfortable to express themselves and engage in new experiences. As a human being, not just an educator, we learn from our surroundings and the people within it. I always find myself learning from my students and grateful for that natural exchange of information that is quite beneficial in my daily life.
My dream for this school year is for my students to grow socially, emotionally, and academically into the best person they can be.
I am from Limerick, PA.
An interesting fact about me is that I love sports and grew up playing basketball.
My favorite children’s book is Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.
My favorite places to visit are Blythewood, South Carolina and Sea Isle City, New Jersey.
I feel included when others ask for my opinion and advice.
I enjoy teaching students about the C.A.R.E.S. trait of Cooperation.
My hope for this school year is to form strong bonds with all of the students who enter my classroom and foster an environment where they feel loved and supported.
My dream for this school year is to have my students leave 4th grade prepared to take on any challenge they face in and outside of school.
I am from Freehold, New Jersey.
A fun or interesting fact about me is that I am 100% Irish and Irish Step Danced as a child.
My favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
My favorite places to visit are The Jersey Shore, Cape Cod, and Ocean City, Maryland.
I feel included when I am asked to share my perspective or ideas on a topic.
I enjoy teaching students the C.A.R.E.S. trait of empathy.
My hope for this school year is that students will develop or continue to grow a love for learning!
My dream for this school year is that we will build a classroom community where we can all support, learn, and challenge each other in meaningful ways!