As a reading specialist I love to see that “ah hah” moment when students first realize they understand what they are reading. As soon as students make the connection that the print on a page relays a message, their world opens up. My role is to make sure that all students have the skills to read and comprehend print and digital media. I look forward to opening up the world for all students at Discovery.
I grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and attended Boston University School of Education because I always wanted to be a teacher. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. After graduation I moved back to New Jersey and taught second grade for two years. Then I moved to Virginia and took a job teaching first grade at Taylor Elementary School. After completing my Masters of Education in Reading at George Mason University I became a Reading Specialist at Taylor.
My husband and I have two “almost” grown sons, Bobby and Jake. I love to read and can often be found on the couch with my nose in a book. I also enjoy watching sports and cooking shows on TV. We love spending time at Rehoboth Beach with our family as it is very relaxing. I’m a huge lacrosse fan and enjoy cheering on my husband’s JV team.
One of my favorite books is Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. I love the simple drawings that illustrate the story of two Mallard ducks searching for a place to raise their family. I feel a connection to this book because Mr. and Mrs. Mallard fly all over Boston visiting some of my favorite places before landing near the Charles River to hatch their eggs. In the end the Mallard family chooses the little island in the middle of the Public Garden as their new home. After many years in Arlington I am looking forward to making a new home at Discovery.