Welcome to 5th Grade! I have been teaching for 9 years. Six of the years have been right here at Pioneer Trail Elementary. I previously taught at Belair Elementary. I am a product of the Jefferson City Public School system and knew that it was the only district that I wanted to teach in! I went to Belair Elementary during grade school, but if Pioneer Trail Elementary would have been around back when I was in school, I would've been a Grey Wolf! I graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1998 and will forever be a Jaybird!! I have a BS in Business Administration and Elementary Education both from Lincoln University. In 2011, I received my eMINTS certification and couldn't be happier teaching with technology! I am currently working on my masters. I will be receiving my Reading Specialist degree in 2016.
My interests and hobbies include reading, volleyball, spending time with my family, and playing with my three nieces, Caitlyn, Ashlyn, Jaden, and my nephew, Mason, whom I share a birthday with!
My philosophy is that students are unique and learn at a variety of stages and levels. Thus my teaching style encourages individualism and promotes students to be active learners. They will be engaged in hands-on activities and taught strategies that will best help them achieve success. I have high standards for my students and I challenge them to reach them every day!