About the Teacher
Welcome to our second grade class! I'm in my thirteenth year of teaching and love being back where it all started...in second grade. After six years teaching second grade, five years teaching third grade, and one year working in fourth grade, I have a better understanding to nurture and enrich my students. Before coming to Mendham, I graduated from William Paterson University with my Masters in Elementary Education and taught second grade in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Reading workshop and read aloud are my favorite times of the day and that is not surprising, because I started my professional life in children's publishing. During writing workshop, I often refer to and write about the antics of my very active black standard Poodle, Bailey. After school, I always enjoy reading, patiently watch sports (go Yankees!) with my husband, Todd, spending time with my family, especially my 9 year-old nephew, James, and shopping!