I am originally from New England and moved to this region in 1991. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management and an Assistant to Infancy diploma from the The Montessori Institute. I have been passionate about education for a long time. I believe that education is the key to helping children and adults understand and appreciate the world around them. I began working for Patuxent Montessori School in Bowie in 1996 that is where I was first introduced to the Montessori Method and I quickly fell in love with it! My greatest interest is with the youngest children. Children are little sponges and they soak up so much information from their environment. I enrolled at The Montessori Institute in Denver Colorado and finished my degree in 1999. I established the Toddler Classroom at Patuxent Montessori School.
I was very fortunate to be able to stay home when I had my children. I am so thankful for the time I was able to share with them! Our family was affiliated with the Naval Academy so it was an easy transition for my kids to go to elementary school at the Naval Academy Primary School located on the Naval Station. I began working in their PreK program, I went on to assist with first and second grade and finally taught Spanish and Computer class for the last 3 years. I also directed their summer camp for the last four years.
My kids, Heather and Connor are now in high school at Southern. They keep me busy with all their activities. Connor plays soccer with Davidsonville United and at the high school. He is also running track. He has been his class president for the past 2 years. Heather runs cross country and track and she loves art and music. They are also active in their youth group. There is never a shortage of activities!
I love to run and try to get in between 20-25 miles a week. I joined the cross-country coaching staff at Southern this fall and had a blast! Going to all the meets and seeing so many beautiful courses and watching the team grow as athletes and individuals was really special!
I have a dog named Marley, he’s very laid back. We enjoy long walks in our neighborhood. I also have a cat named Gus. When he’s not sleeping he does parkour on all my furniture. I hope he settles down soon.
I’m honored to be a part of this school, know that I am here to guide your children on their path through play, social interactions, and sharing. One of my favorite phrases to say is “kindness will take you far and wide”.