“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” ~ Proverbs 22:6
BA in Language Arts – Secondary Education
I am enjoying teaching grade 2 this year at St. Michael the Archangel Regional School. Previously, I had been teaching PreK-3 for 6 years. I also taught preschool in Pitman for 5 years and before that, I taught Language Arts at St. Catherine of Siena to students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
Student Council Advisor, Catholic School’s Week Co-Coordinator, PTA officer, and Drama Club H
My Classroom is Special Because:
1) Sister Nabila and I can talk with the children openly about God’s love for them as well as their job to show His love to others.
2) Grade 2 students will receive the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion and I get the awesome responsibility of preparing them for these important steps in the church.
3) It is a safe place for my students to grow, ask questions, develop a strong relationship with each other, and with God, be creative, and have fun all at the same time.
4) It is filled with inviting decorations that promote learning and stimulate creativity.
What Inspired Me to be a Teacher?
Beginning in the 1st grade my favorite thing to play was school. I loved everything about it. I began teaching the middle-school grades, but my true passion is the preschool age. I was blessed to create and implement a 2-1/2-year-old preschool program at another school, which reinforced my love for preschool teaching. Children this age are like little sponges. They love to learn, to be challenged, to be independent, and have fun all at the same time.
A Little About Myself…
My husband and I, both products of Catholic education, have been married for 25 years. We have three children. Our two oldest children, Maria and Tommy, both graduated from St. Michael. Maria went on to Paul VI High School and currently attends Alvernia University, a small Catholic college in Reading, PA. Tommy attended St. Augustine Prep in Richland, NJ and is currently a Freshman at Alvernia University. Our youngest child, Christianna, is in 8th grade at St. Michael. Our family has a puppy named Sonny.