• toy    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.