I am very excited to be a member of the Discovery team as a first grade teacher. My goal is to help each child recognize their unique potential, encourage them to dream big, have a love for learning, and to believe in themselves. I look forward to working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to help each child feel special, important, and successful!
I have a Masters degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. With almost 20 years of teaching experience, I have taught students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade, and special education students in both Public and Catholic Schools in Virginia and Pennsylvania.I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Marywood University and my Masters degree from George Mason University. I have been very fortunate to be the lead teacher while teaching 3rd grade and Kindergarten.
As a mother of three I am very busy with my children and their schedules. In my free time I enjoy being with my husband and family, walking our chocolate lab, Aero, traveling, reading, especially at the beach or at our lake house in Northeastern PA. And I love playing tennis, anytime and anywhere! Being a native of Pennsylvania, and having a husband who is a PSU alum, we have always been Penn State fans. Now that two of our children are at Virginia Tech we are a little conflicted but have starting cheering for the Hokies!
I chose Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of This-World Moon Pie Adventure to share with all of you since it emphasizes characteristics in people that I feel are important. Jimmy is denied by his mother any moon pies until after dinner. Jimmy decides this is unfair so he sets off in his junk jumbilee jalopy to find moon pies. When looking for moon pies you would of course go directly to the great Moon Pie maker in the sky. After a hilarious conversation with the Moon, Jimmy is given one thousand moon pies. Well as we all know, the only thing that goes with moon pies is milk and since the cow is gone from the moon, Jimmy needs to find milk. As he is collecting his milk from the Milky Way, Jimmy runs into a little trouble with the Grimble Grinder and needs the help of nine hundred ninety-nine little Mars-Men. Jimmy is very happy to share his moon pies and together they all help Jimmy get back to his home. This zany escapade proves that all of us, especially children, have wonderful imaginations, powerful motivation, generous hearts, and resourceful minds. This book is full of adventure, humor, and discovery, showing all of us that anything is possible!