The 2019-2020 school year will mark my 24th year in the classroom and my 18th at Tapestry Charter School. I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in elementary education from Buffalo State College and have always lived and worked in Western New York. I have taught first grade, a transitional first grade, a multi-age kindergarten/grade one, and kindergarten. My husband and I are parents of two, a son who will be a junior in high school this fall and a daughter who will be an eighth grader. I like to spend time outside with my family, get involved with my church, and cheer on my children’s hockey, rowing, soccer, and softball teams! I love teaching kindergarten because I love seeing children’s skills and confidence grow in literacy and foundational math!