I am a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School. After graduating, I went on to Grove City College to graduate with honors. I earned a BA in education. I hold teaching certificates in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware! In Ohio, I am certified to teach grades K-8. I am also certified to teach reading in grades K-12 due to a reading endorsement that I received from Kent State University. I hold a master's degree in education, as well, from Kent State University. In 2013, I obtained a Master Teacher designation. As of the summer of 2013, I am a certified mentor for new teachers who are in the Resident Educator Training Program and I received my credentials to be a teacher evaluator in the state of Ohio.
This is my 27th year of teaching at B.L. Miller Elementary School. I taught second grade for one year and the other 26 have been in third grade! There is something truely special about those third graders!! I am the coordinator for the annual B.L. Miller Christmas Can Food Drive that provides Christmas Baskets for some of our B.L. Miller Families. I started this food drive 25 years ago and have had growing support from the community over the years. Our community cares about its kids and it sure shows each December!
I am a member of the Sebring, Ohio Historical Society and display various pottery pieces throughout the year in our school library.