The 2014-15 school year marks my twenty-seventh year in education. My career in education began in Culpeper County, VA where I taught special education for 11 years. In 1998, my family moved to Loudoun County and I continued to teach special education at Sanders Corner Elementary School. In 2000, I became a reading specialist and was trained in Reading Recovery®; working at Lovettsville and Sanders Corner Elementary Schools. In 2011, I became the Assistant Principal at Sanders Corner Elementary School and in January 2014 I started my tenure at Newton-Lee.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. I hold a Masters of Education in Reading from Shenandoah University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from George Mason University.
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire to help all students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.
I also believe it is important to establish a cohesive community by encouraging communication and collaboration. Relationships between teachers, parents, support staff, students, and community members are vital. By working together to do what is best for children, great things will happen!
I am very excited to continue my work at NLE with such dedicated staff members, exceptional students and a supportive community. Together, we are on a voyage to success!
If I can assist you or your child in any way, please feel free to contact me at 571-252-1535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.