Hello, I teach the Full Day Preschool class at TAES. I began teaching at Tyrone Area School District in 2007 after I graduated from IUP with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Educations with concentrations in Reading and Math. I taught Kindergarten for three years before moving to Preschool. I've been teaching PreK since 2010. It's my dream job! In 2011, I pursued my Master's Degree at Drexel University in Middle School Mathematics. I don't plan to ever teach middle school but love Math and want to inspire others to also love my favorite subject!
I am originally from Cambria County and grew up on a farm so I love all animals and pets. My family still lives there and I enjoy spending time with my parents, brother, his wife, and my 3 nephews and niece when I'm not at work. I moved to Tyrone in 2008 and have 5 animals, sometimes more! My dog, Zoey, and cat, Izzy live inside with me. My horse and two goats live outside on my "farm." I also plan to add chickens and sometimes have ducks around the farm.
My hobbies also include traveling, running, hiking, reading, and learning sign language. In my free time, I also privately tutor students and teach at my local church. During summer, I work at local camps, clean at Penn State off campus housing, and provide summer instruction for some of our elementary kids here at Tyrone.
I love education and being a part of the Tyrone district and community!!