I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and Gannon University with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I began teaching in the Altoona Area School District in 2007. I was hired at Wright Elementary as an EAP teacher for a year then I taught 4th grade for 5 years. When Wright Elementary closed, I moved to Juniata Elementary and have been teaching 3rd grade since then. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I have a husband, Mike, and two beautiful children, Leah and Landon.