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Thank you for visiting my teacher webpage; I look forward to getting to know all of the students, parents, and community members of the Somerset Area School District. The 2019-2020 school year is the first that I will spend as a Somerset Golden Eagle! I have nine years of teaching experience within the Pennsylvania Public School System, and I hope to use that experience to enhance the education of my students at the Somerset Junior and Senior High Schools.
In 2010 I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. That same year I earned my PA Level 1 teaching certificate and was hired to teach 9th Grade English. Since then I have taught English at various middle and high school grade levels. In 2015 I earned my Level 2 teaching certificate as well as a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Adolescent Literacy from Concordia University.
I have a wide variety of interests and hobbies outside of the classroom and intend to incorporate my energy and enthusiasm into my classroom. It is my goal to build positive relationships with my students as I help them understand and appreciate reading and writing as part of their human experience.