BS Secondary Education - Bloomsburg University
MA English - University of Scranton
"I didn't settle on teaching at first, but only after considering other careers; however, as I got further along in the process of preparing to teach, I knew it was the right vocation or a 'calling,' not a job. I always joke with my students when something a bit 'outrageous' happens in class, that they better not tell anyone, since 'I love my job.' I do take my responsibilities as a teacher seriously, because I believe I am preparing my students for life, not just imparting knowledge to them. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to make my input into their learning superfluous - to take them to the point of total independence, where I am no longer needed and they are ready to leave the 'proverbial nest.' Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a little fun along the way. I am mom to three MMI alumni: Nate '03, Colin '06, and Lainie '10."