Favorite Quotation: "Some people come into your life as blessings. Some people come into your life as lessons." Mother Teresa
Why I teach: I love interacting with each student and enjoy making the classroom a safe and fun place to learn.
Education and Training: I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in computer science from Rhode Island College, located in Providence, RI. I received my Texas Teacher Certification through Region 10 in 2006. In 2007, I was a recipient of the Diocesan “Work of the Heart Award” for my work as a 5th Grade Language Arts teacher. I was chosen as the St. Joseph Teacher of the Year in 2017/18 school year.
Where I Have Lived: My husband and I both grew up in the “biggest little state in the union”, Rhode Island. After we were married, my husband took a job transfer to Germany. We lived just outside of Munich for 2 ½ years. We were later transferred to Texas – “we weren’t born here, but we got here as fast as we could!” J We have lived here for 20 years.
My Professional Experience:This is my third year teaching at St. Joseph's School and I am very excited about our school. Previously, I worked at St. Paul the Apostle School where I taught computers for 4 years: grades pre-k thru 8th, followed by teaching 5th Grade Language Arts for 5 years, and then finally math for the last 3 years: grades 4th, 5th, 6th; and as a math lab assistant.
My Family: My husband, Tony, and I will be married for 27 years this April. We have 3 children: James (24) graduated from UNT and works in the computer science field. Emily (21) is a senior in the music education program at Oklahoma State University, and Sarah (18) is a senior at Bishop Lynch High School. We also have 2 dogs, Gracie and Roscoe.
Something you might not know about me: My husband and I both come from families with 6 children, and we have 33 nieces and nephews!
A prayer for my students:
Father of all mercies
We ask that you would bless
the youngest and littlest of learners,
the most helpless and powerless of persons,
with Your infinite and loving mercy,
granting them the strength to learn, concentrate,
and act in love towards
their teachers and fellow students.
We also ask that You would watch over them
at home and at school
and give them proper direction
so that they may learn
of Your wonderful virtues.
We ask this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
My contact: email@example.com