• Welcome to eighth grade!  I have been teaching in BASD since 2006, and I very much enjoy teaching ELA here...even though this is a very different year!!!  Together, we can do this!  :)
     
    I grew up in Birdsboro and went to Exeter Township School District.  My mom was a second grade teacher there for thirty-six years, and I knew from the time I was a little girl that that's what I wanted to be too!  I graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor's degree in literature and earned my master’s degree in education (classroom technology specialization) from Wilkes University.  I continue to take courses every year related to reading, writing, technology use, and teaching language arts.  I definitely believe in the power of lifelong learning!
     
    Besides teaching, reading, and writing, I love to garden, travel, and spend time with family, friends, and my pets.  My husband and I live in Gilbertsville.  We have an eight-year-old son named Michael, who is excited for third grade this year at GES, and a six-year-old daughter named Amelia heading into first grade,  so most of my free time is spent playing with them!  My children love to read and have quite a collection of books already.  Favorites are Berenstain Bear books, Boxcar Children, The Magic School Bus, and Magic Tree House books. We also have a beagle named Buxton (named after our favorite vacation town in the OBX) and a cat named Linus. 
     
    Here are some of my favorite quotes:
         
     
    "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
    - Ben Franklin
     
    "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
    - Maya Angelou
     

    "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

    - Groucho Marx

    "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."

    - Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

    "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."

    - Walt Disney

    "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

    - Helen Keller