Hello!I am excited to be celebrating my 12th year teaching at Washington Elementary School. This year I will be teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in the areas of math, reading, writing, and word study. I am happy to be co-teaching again with Mrs. Hersh. We will have a 5th grade co-taught math class, as well as a 5th grade co-taught writing class.I have a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Penn State University and a Masters Degree in Education from Temple University. My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we have 3 wonderful children. My oldest son recently graduated from Temple University, my other son is a senior at Penn State University, and my daughter is a sophomore at Bloomsburg University. In my free time, I enjoy bike riding, reading, and gardening. I love spending time outdoors and enjoy hiking, too.I am committed to creating a warm, respectful, and productive classroom. The environment in my classroom is a supportive one in which all students are encouraged to ask questions, strive to do their very best, and take pride in all of their accomplishments! I firmly believe in a strong line of communication between home and school and encourage parents to contact me with any concerns or anything that might be helpful for me to know about your child. I hope to work with parents as a team to ensure each student's unique needs are being met.Looking forward to another fantastic year with all of my students!!