All About Me
All About Me



Our whole family!


     This is my 16th year teaching 1st grade at Hoover.   It has been both rewarding and challenging and is the best job I could ask for.  Before teaching I was a lab technician, ran a day care out of my home, taught catechism and owned a house cleaning business with my sister-in-law. I was encouraged to go into teaching by my daughter Meghan's teacher because I practically lived at her school volunteering.  When Meghan was in 6th grade, I went back to school. 

     I received my teaching certificate and Master's Degree from Wayne State University.  I was lucky to complete my student teaching at Adam's Elementary in Livonia before it closed.  I was hired in 2003 by Livonia Public Schools to teach 1st grade at Hoover Elementary.

     I have been married to my husband Dave for 38 years.  We have three children that all graduated from Livonia Franklin High School.  My oldest son, Jake, an engineer, married Shannon in 2011 and had their son, Carter in 2013 and our 1st granddaughter, Peyton, in 2016.  Jeremy, also an engineer, married his high school sweetheart, Clancy, 5 years ago and had his first son Sawyer in 2013, Sullivan just turned 2 in June and their 3rd child Smith, is 1 now.  My daughter Meghan, graduated from U of M Dearborn with an engineering degree also and married Drew (an engineer) in August of 2013.  Lots of engineers in our house, considering Mr. Horgan is also an engineer!

     The most exciting part of 1st grade is when my students learn to read!  It is amazing to watch them grow and develop self confidence.  Together we will use many tools to help us learn to read, learn many new sight words that will support your reading and you will have the opportunity to bring the books you are learning to read home to practice with mom & dad.

     I look forward to sharing the exciting journey through first grade with you and your family!


Dave & Me

Dave & I at Glacier National Park

Jake & Shannon

Jake, Shannon, Carter  & Peyton

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Dave, me, Jake, Jeremy & Meghan

Jeremy & Clancy

Jeremy, Clancy, Sawyer, Sullivan & Baby Horgan




Meghan & Drew

Meghan & Drew



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Hoover Elementary
15900 Levan
Livonia, MI 48154