Where I went to college and degrees that I have earned:
I attended Elmhurst College with a double major in Elementary Education and Music Education, and a certificate in piano pedagogy. I later attended Regent’s College in London, earning a certificate of multicultural and bilingual education studies. I stayed in London teaching Year Group 5 students (10 and 11 year olds) in a culturally and linguistically diverse school.
I am an enthusiastic and experienced educator who spent 22 years as a public elementary school teacher, assistant principal, and district-wide new-teacher mentorship facilitator before arriving at St. Ann and “coming home” to the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Why I love teaching:
There is no better career than teaching! It is not an exaggeration to say that a great teacher can change a student’s life. Teachers are responsible for more than just academic enrichment; we are some of the most influential role models. As minds and bodies grow, children require a healthy dose of positive reinforcement to thrive as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals. It is important life lessons like this that will help our students succeed well beyond any term paper or standardized test.
What I love to do outside of school:
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to historic places, gardening, refinishing vintage furniture, concerts, cross country skiing, golfing, playing piano, spending a lazy summer day at the lake, and just enjoying life with my husband, my three kids, and my two dogs.