My role as an educator at Discovery is to make sure all of my students succeed, are challenged, and are in a welcoming environment. I strive to be a creative teacher and to meet the needs of all my students using visual, kinesthetic, and auditory approaches.
I graduated from Marymount University in Arlington in 2016 with a degree in elementary education. I completed many field experience hours in grades K-5 throughout the Arlington and Fairfax County Public Schools. I taught third grade for one year at St. Ambrose in Arlington. I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Special Education at Marymount. I could not be more excited for my second year at Discovery.
Growing up, I was lucky enough to spend my summers at the Jersey Shore with family. I spent countless hours swimming in the ocean and walking the beach looking for sea glass. Once summer is over, I look forward to the fall for football season (Go Giants!) and finding hiking trails around the DMV area, with my dog, Roxy. Since moving to Arlington, I also have become a huge Capitals fan.
Charlotte’s Web is my favorite book from elementary school. Not only is this book a great read, but it it also addresses the theme of friendship. This book shows that friendship is an essential part of life, no matter who or what you are. The main character, Wilbur, along with the rest of the characters, go through many encounters together, which makes all their friendships stronger. This is a great book for teaching what good friendship looks like.