B.A. Elementary Education, St. Thomas Aquinas, M.Ed. Literacy Education, Mercy College
3rd Grade General Studies
I grew up in Southern Illinois (Go SIU Salukis!), moved to Sleepy Hollow, New York (Go Giants!) in 2000, and moved to North Carolina in 2014. While in NY, I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and my master’s degree in Literacy Education. I also met my husband, Greg, in NY and we have two amazingly energetic and hilarious boys, Elliott (10) and Sawyer (12). On the weekends, we often spend our time with family in Asheville hiking and finding waterfalls. I love to work in my garden, mountain biking and painting for fun. I’m a huge book worm! Nonfiction, mystery and thrillers are some of my favorites. Sharing my love of reading with third grade is so exciting. I hope to instill this same passion in my students!