Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Ed- Florida State Univ.
I am origionally from Long Island, NY. As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 2001. I then moved to South Florida where I taught 4th grade for 14 years. My husband, 2 daughters and I moved to Clayton NC in June and love it here!
I feel very lucky to teach here at Polenta Elementary and adore my class! Meeting my students in August, and seeing them grow throughout the year is so very rewarding. I love teaching and believe very strongly in the power of education. My goal is to help each of my students reach their fullest potential and spark excitement and love for learning.... and make great memories along the way!
My Favorite Drink: Coffee
My Favorite Snack: Almonds
Class Wishlist Items: Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper
Due to impending weather we are moving our Race date up ONE DAY to Thursday, November 7th. Grade level run times will be the same. Please join us in cheering on our students as they take part in our Racerthon Fun Run! Run times: Thursday NOV 7th. Pre-K, EC, Kindergarten & 1st grade will run from 9:30 to 10:30am 2nd & 3rd grades will run from 11:30 to 12:30pm 4th & 5th grades will run from 1:30 to 2:30pm
During the weeks of November 13-22, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Our testing dates will be November 13, 14, and 15th. Please read the letter below for more information.
We will have a walk to school event on Wednesday, October 2nd. This is National Walk to School Day. We will meet at the gravel parking lot next to Harris Teeter between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. We will begin walking to school as a group right after 7:45 a.m. If you would like your child to join us for this event, a parent or guardian must walk with them.
Our 3rd grade students will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) English Language Arts/Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning skills. The test will be administered on Tuesday, September 10th. Please read the letter below for more information: