I am currently in my 22th year of teaching.
I graduated from Fort Defiance High School and went on to received my bachelor's degree in psychology from James Madison University. While at JMU, I was a member of the Marching Royal Dukes. After teaching day care for several years, I decided to pursue my teaching license from Mary Baldwin College. I did some long-term subbing at Ladd and then went on to some other long-term sub jobs at Clymore and Hugh K. Cassell, before being hired full time at Ladd, when a position opened. I remained at Ladd until it closed in 2013, teaching 14 years in 4th and 5th grades.
I then moved to Verona Elementary School, where I taught 3rd grade for four years. When the decision was made to close Verona, Clymore was where I wanted to be!
I live in Verona with my dear husband and two wacky, but wonderful children. We have 2 crazy cats and a hamster. I love to spend time with my family. We ride bikes, take hikes in the mountains, have family kickball games and campfires, and enjoy attending JMU football games (Go Dukes!). When I have some quiet time, I like to read or play the piano. I actually have another job where I play the piano for our church. I have been doing that for almost 30 years now, playing every Sunday, as well as, for weddings and funerals. I have also accompanied the Staunton Choral Society, community choir groups and several individuals over the years. At home, I sing along as I play, but since my children tell me to be quiet, it is not something I do in public.