I am the fifth grade reading, language arts, and religion teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School. This is my fourth year at St. Joe's and my 20th year teaching. Prior to teaching at St. Joe's, I spent eight years at St. Paul of the Cross School in Park Ridge teaching language arts – the first four years in seventh grade and the last four years in sixth grade. I began my teaching career at St. John Brebeuf School in Niles where I taught computer class to students in grades kindergarten through eighth. I am a 2003 graduate of Northeastern Illinois University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education with an endorsement in both language arts and social studies.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. I love palm trees and try to vacation in places that have them whenever possible. I enjoy watching and attending Blackhawks’ games and am a die-hard White Sox fan.