Degrees and Certifications:
College(s): Shippensburg University for a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and UNT for a Master’s in Educational Leadership
Teaching History: This will be my 8th year teaching. I spent 6 years as a Kindergarten teacher and really enjoyed the little ones and appreciated all of the growth they had throughout the year. For the past two years, I have been teaching 3rd grade. I love 3rd grade and enjoy getting to teach on a higher level and expanding their love for learning. I taught at Rose Haggar for the past 7 years and I am thrilled to be the 3rd Grade Team Leader at Huffman this year.
Family: I married my high school sweetheart after college. We have a beautiful little girl, Karlyn, who started Kindergarten this year. We also have a dog named Brutus. We enjoy traveling, swimming, and the Philadelphia Eagles!
Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: I love to cook! My family and I have a lot of cookouts and swim parties with family and friends. I also love turbo kickboxing and it is my main choice of exercise. My family loves to bike ride and go camping as well.
Why did you want to start the IB PYP at Huffman? I love the idea of inquiry-based learning and found myself implementing so many of the PYP strategies in my own classroom. When the opportunity arose to teach at the IB PYP Candidate school, I had to take it! It is such a great way for students to learn and I love to get to watch them explore and reflect on their learning.