I grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and always knew I wanted to be a teacher. From an early age, I loved everything about school and l especially loved math. As an undergraduate student at Wake Forest University, I decided to major in Business and took my first job at an online marketing firm in Times Square in New York City. During that year, I came to the realization that my passion was not in marketing but instead in education. I decided to change career paths and was accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows program, an alternative certification program designed to bring quality teachers from different backgrounds to high needs public schools in the city.
While teaching middle school math in the Bronx, I started my education career as I simultaneously worked on my master’s degree in education at City College of the City University of New York. When my son and daughter were born, we moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and I worked as a private math tutor and as a long-term substitute teacher.
My husband’s job brought us to the Atlanta area four years ago. For the past three years, I have taught middle school math at a STEM-focused charter school in Roswell where I served as 8th grade team lead teacher and taught all levels of middle school math and high school math. Atlanta is my favorite place we have lived so far – I especially enjoy the mild winters and not having to shovel snow! When I’m not at Learnwell, you’ll find me spending time and traveling with my family, walking my sweet dog Violet, or on the tennis courts in my neighborhood.