This will be my nineth year teaching sixth grade at Bernardston Elementary School but I have been in the teaching field for over twelve years. I absolutely love what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else!
I graduated from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT in 2005 with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in Education. From Vermont, I moved home to Westfield, MA where I completed my MA in Elementary Education in 2007 from Westfield State University.
I moved to Greenfield, MA in 2007 and worked at a few different elementary schools in many roles before I landed myself at B.E.S. I was an “in-house” substitute, an instructional assistant to a special needs child, a fourth grade teacher and a summer school teacher every summer. I feel that my experience in different grades and positions has made me the well-rounded educator that I am today.
In 2012, I was awarded the Most Valuable Educator Award for Reading from the Boston Red Sox and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. I am honored to have received this award and it has given me confirmation that I can make a difference in reading lives of my students.
In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, daughter, son and puggle puppies. I enjoy running, reading, and relaxing on the beach.