This is my 16th year of teaching for Livonia Public Schools. I feel fortunate to be in not only such a well acclaimed district, but school as well. Here at Hoover, we have such a great community and I look forward to another great year!
To give you a little background about my educational and teaching background, I began my college career at Schoolcraft Community College. There I had the honor of being Recording-Secretary of Phi Theta Kappa Honor's Society. I received a Presidential Scholarship to attend Wayne State University, where I continued my education. In December of 1999, I graduated as a member of the Golden Key National Honor's Society with my Bachelors of Science in Education. I then continued my education and earned my Master's Degree in the Art of Teaching in February 2004. I attend and professional development provided by the district and outside of the district on a yearly basis.
I was extremely fortunate to be hired by Livonia Public Schools in 2000. I began my teaching career at Taylor Elementary and was there for six years. During that time I taught second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. I enjoyed each of them. This will be my 10th year at Hoover Elementary teaching third grade and am looking forward to it. I feel blessed to be working with such a great third grade team!
I am on the district Core Curriculum Implementation Team and provide professional development to my colleagues here in Livonia. I am also the Hoover PTA teacher representative and am on both the literacy and technology team here at Hoover. Many times you will see me outside in the morning greeting students as they come off the buses. I enjoy all of the committees and extra activities I do to help students feel safe and be the best they can be.
On a more personal note, this summer I spent a lot of time reading and being outdoors. I enjoyed golfing, reading, walking the dogs, and just hanging out by a campfire with family and friends. I also stay busy with 4 nephews and one amazing niece. :)
I am looking forward to meeting and learning more about you!
Livonia, MI 48154