I have been an English teacher at Lawrence High School since 1985. I received my B.A. in Secondary Education, Language Arts in 1985 from U.M.F. I received my M. Ed. Leadership in 2005 from U. Maine.
I currently teach grade 9 and grade 11 English; however, I have taught all four grades in previous years. I have also previously served as the j.v., varsity, and competition cheering coach for both football and basketball (10+ years), class advisor (classes of 1990 and 1997), and English department chairperson (10 years).
I believe that learning will only occur when a student feels safe to take risks; therefore, creating and maintaining an environment that is nurturing, encouraging, rewarding, and physically safe for each of my students is of utmost importance to me.
I am an avid reader as well as a gardener, scooter rider, animal lover, and mother.