I graduated from Penn State University in 2001 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I earned my Masters Degree in 2007 from Saint Francis University. I began my teaching career in 2003 at Washington Jefferson Elementary School in the Altoona Area School District where I taught 5th grade for 9 years. I began teaching 3rd grade at Washington Jefferson in 2012. I moved to Juniata Elementary School in 2013 where I have enjoyed teaching 3rd grade since then.