I obtained my Bachelors in Education from the University of Maryland in December of 1987. I am currently a 6th grade math teacher in a title one school in North Carolina where I have been teaching for 3 years. I have a passion for teaching and I am committed to doing what ever it takes to provide the best possible education for my students. I am always looking for better ways to teach and more effective ways to increase engagement. I recently attended ISTE 2017 in San Antonio and I am on a mission to create a model flipped learning environment for my students this year.
Prior to moving to North Carolina in 2011, I spent 12 years with the Westborough Public Schools. While with the Westborough Public Schools I created a Community Education Department. The benefits of this department to the students and community members included providing a rich variety of extra-curricular options including high quality child care services, enrichment programs, test prep programs, driver education programs and volunteer opportunities for high school students to name a few. However, the biggest benefit was the contribution of net surplus funds generated on an annual basis that were used at the discretion of the school committee and the school administration to support items that could not be funded by the budget. At the end of our first fiscal year, our net contribution was $48,000. Each year that followed our contribution increased and at the end of the last fiscal year, our net contribution was over $150,000.