Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to Minneola Charter; it is my pleasure to introduce myself to all of you. While this is my sixth year as a Mustang, it is my nineteenth year as a highly qualified teacher; additionally, I have been qualified as a highly effective teacher the past three years.I graduated from Shenandoah University in 2000 with a BA in Psychology and Certificate Degree in Elementary Education. While in college, I studied early childhood development and took many theatre courses. Throughout my career as an educator, I have taught many different grade levels and subject areas. I have many professional experiences directing children's theatre and developing theatre programs in elementary schools. This has enabled me to be a well rounded and knowledgable teacher and director. My educational philosophy is that all children will achieve with a nurturing and educationally rich environment. My goal every year is that each child in my classroom will make at least a year's growth no matter where their learning journey begins. I am honored and thrilled to be your child's teacher.
My family and I moved to Clermont from New Jersey in July 2010 and have been enjoying the warmer climate. Outside of school, I have many interests as well. I love baking and going to movies with my family. I have a 14 year old son who will begin tenth grade this school year. Our family also loves theatre. We spend a lot of our free time rehearsing, performing, or watching various shows in the community. This summer I saw Addams Family for the first time. It was a great commedy with an excellent message about staying true to yourself and believing in your family.
It is a dream come true to have the pportunity to teach theatre in the middle school. Theatre has been a passion of mine since I was a young child and I am thrilled to be a part of that journey for our Minneola Thespians. I know that this year will be a memorable experience for all of us.
Fun Facts About My Favorite Things:
Food: CrabsSweet: Dove Dark ChocolateStores: Lane Bryant/TargetRestaurant: Red LobsterMovie: Lion KingCartoon: Phineas and FerbColor: PurpleHoliday: HalloweenMusic: CountryMusical: GypsyPlay: A Tennesee WalkBroadway Show: Billy ElliotBirthday: November 3rd