Here are a few things you might not know about me. I received my degree in Special and Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University. The first five years of my career I taught an Elementary Special Education class in the New Brighton Area School District. For several years, here at Trinity, I also taught in the Special Education Department. I've spent time in all but two of the schools in the Trinity Area School District. My experience here started at North Franklin, I then moved to Laboratory, Wolfdale, North, Middle School, West, and now East. During the years I taught in the Special Education Department here at Trinity I worked with students in grades K - 8. Upon my transfer out of Special Education I taught first grade and now second grade. My sincere hope is to stay at East, in second grade, until I retire! My continuing education has taken me to Duquesne, Pitt, Slippery Rock, and numerous other locations! I do not have a masters degree however, I have more than enough credits to have earned one. My idea was to take classes that would benefit my students, not necessarily earn me a degree. Most recently, in July of 2018, I attended the Ag Institute put on by the Farm Bureau, at Penn State University. It was an awesome experience and I returned with loads of ideas on how to incorporate Agriculture into my classroom. As the wife of a dairy farmer, I think it is important to teach our children about sustainable agriculture. As an educator, my philosophy is that all students can learn, given the proper instruction. Hopefully you now know a little more about who I am.