Phone: (480) 575-2100
Degrees and Certifications:
Certifications: 2019-2031 Arizona Teacher Certification *Standard Professional Early Childhood Special Ed. Birth-Age 8/Gr. 3 *Standard Professional Mild/Moderate Special Ed. K-12 *Standard Professional Moderate/Severe Special Ed. K-12 State of Connecticut Professional Educators Certificate 065 2021 Comprehensive Special Education, Pre-K through Grade 12 Degrees: M.Ed. in Special Education University of Connecticut Bachelor of Science (Communication Disorders/Special Education) Southern Connecticut State University Recognitions: 2019-2020 Recipient of the Carefree Cares Excellence Award-Cave Creek Unified School District #93 2019-2020 Recipient of the Excelling Website Recognition Award-Cave Creek Unified School District #93 2019-present Resource Room Special Education Teacher-Black Mountain Elementary School-Cave Creek, AZ 2017-2018 Fund For Teacher Fellow-traveled to Scotland and Ireland to learn the trade of storytelling to infuse into building level curriculum 2015-2019 Developmental Reading Teacher, Pre-K through grade 2 2014-2017 ESY Summer Program Director Teaching Experience: CPI trained Wilson (Fundations) trained Reading Mastery trained Read Naturally trained LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention) trained Lindamood Bell trained Connecting Math Concepts, Touch Math & Pinpoint trained Eleven years Resource Room Teacher (grades K-2) Nine years as the elementary level Intensive Reading Teacher breaking the reading code for third & fourth graders with a success rate of an average of 2 years growth from baseline in reading levels Eleven years Self-contained Special Education Teacher Three years Title 1 Reading and Math tutor
Ohio born, east coast raised and westward bound, I am delighted to say that this new adventure is a dream come true that was born 27 years ago when I visited Arizona with my oldest daughter and fell head over heals in love!
I have been a child champion and partner to children with very special learning styles for the past 34 years, 31 of them in Colchester, Connecticut. I have been fortunate to be part of hundreds of children and family’s lives and have even been gifted with the opportunity to learn and grow with my former student’s children! So awesome!
I have also been incredibly blessed with 4 magnificent daughters, a fabulous husband, a supportive and present family and two wild and crazy Corgi pups.
I love to be inspired and inspire others to reach for their highest star and go for it! I am excited to be starting my second year here in gorgeous AZ and even more delighted to be an official member of BMES Bobcat Nation!