My passion is teaching. I have spent a lifetime teaching special education students and general education students in agencies and in public schools. I have taught every grade level from preschool to adults. My youngest student was eighteen months and my oldest student was eighty one.
I have taught in the Waynesboro School District, the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV in Grove City, PA and Neshannock School District. I worked for Lark Enterprises in New Castle, PA. I own the Toadally Frog and Roo School, an Individualized Educational Experience Tutoring School. I am excited to continue to pass on my knowledge to preservice teachers so that they can become the strong educators of the future. I also want to continue to inform students in other fields about the different disabilities and how their fields can provide support.
I have been an adjunct faculty member at Westminster since 2010. I am currently a Lecturer of Special Education. In this role, I teach Foundations of Special Education, Reading for Exceptional Children, and Student Teaching Supervision.
My undergraduate degree as well as my Master of Special Education degree are from Slippery Rock University.
I am a member of Council for Exceptional Children and I serve as an advisor for the Westminster Chapter of CEC. I am a member of Pennsylvania State Education Association and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. I have presented at “Sail into Literacy” Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV staff development program, Western Regional Support Conference, PA Governor’s School, and Slippery Rock University Cooperating Teacher Seminars.
When I am not teaching, I love using tools! I have helped to build 13 homes with Habitat for Humanity. I also enjoy creating jewelry.