I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BSED in Elementary and Special Education. I began teaching in the Perth Amboy School District 18 years ago. My career began at the William C. McGinnis School as a 7th & 8th grade self-contained Developmental Studies teacher. It was then that I decided to pursue a master's degree in English as a Second Language through Kean University. I then moved into a 7th & 8th grade Developmental Studies class specializing in mathematics & science. Once again I decided to pursue a master's degree, this time in Mathematics through Fairleigh Dickinson University. Upon receiving my degree I was offered a Math Specialist position here at the Samuel E. Shull School. I then worked with grades 5-8 math students who were in need of strategic intervention through a class called PARCC Connections. I was Teacher of the Year 2019. I am currently teaching Algebra 1, Math 8, and AVID 8.