Since I will be spending so much time with your child this year, I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have two children, a dog, and a cat. My favorite things to do are spend time with my family, ride my bike, and read. I went to school in Southington and graduated from Chalker. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and my Master's Degree in Reading Specialization from Kent State University. I spent the first two years of my career teaching second grade at McKinley Elementary in Warren, and this is my nineteenth year teaching first grade at Southington Elementary. I love teaching and can't imagine doing anything else! I hope that together we can make this a wonderful year for your child. Please feel free to contact me at any time. I check my voicemail, e-mail, and dojo messages on a regular basis and will respond as soon as I am able.