I am very excited to be teaching 4th Grade Math and Science for both my class and Mrs. Mandrell's class. I am a 3rd year teacher in Lake County. Before I came to Leesburg, I taught 6th grade Math for a year and 6th grade Science for a year. I have a BA in History from ASU and a BS in Hotel Restaurant Management from NAU. I am certified in K-6 Elementary Education, History 6-12, ESE and I have my ESOL endorsement. I am recently married and I have two kids of my own (Fionnula is 14 and a Freshman at Lake Minneola High School and Michael is 10 and in 5th grade at Lost Lake Elementary). I am originally from Chicago, then Scottsdale Arizona, and have been in Clermont Florida for 12 years. I spend my summers in Rhode Island (where my dad grew up and where it is much cooler than Florida!). In my spare time I love to read, go to the Theater with my family (we went to Broadway for the first time ever this summer and it was amazing), go to the movies, and go to the Theme Parks.
I hope you are all as excited about the 2018/2019 school year as I am.
Email is always the fastest way to get a hold of me- I share a phone with 3 other teachers and I am bad at checking the voicemail- and any messages left with the front office will go in my mailbox which may not get checked until the next day. I see email right away. I apologize in advance- I really do try to communicate every ounce of information that I know about the school to you (I feel as a mom that sometimes I am out of the loop because my own kids do not tell me what is going on until the last moment so I try as a teacher to make sure you all know everything so you do not need to run out at 10pm the night before looking for some random item that your child forgot to tell you about :)
My new email is now working and reflects my name change. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org from this point forward. Feel free to email me with any of your questions. Your child is important to me and I want to make sure we are both working toward the goal of growth
Starting soon we will switching over from MyPortal to Classlink Portal. Instructions on how to log in to the new program can be found here: Classlink