I am a passionate educator with six years of classroom teaching experience. I hold a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from Elon University, and a Master's of Education in TESOL from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.My expertise is in early childhood and elementary education, specifically in reading, writing, and math. I also specialize in K-12 English as a Second Language, and am very passionate about ESL and learning new languages. Each year while in the classroom, my students met or exceeded expected literacy growth. In addition to my classroom teacher roles in both public and charter schools, I have served as a grade-level lead, member of the instructional leadership team, head of the data team, and new teacher mentor. Growing up with a brother on the Autism spectrum initiated my passion for working with students with learning differences. I strive to help students reach their full potential, and to ensure them that anything is possible.
When I am not working with students, you can find me with my husband and dog cheering on our favorite sports teams on TV or in person, trying new food and restaurants, and traveling/visiting family!
I have always known that I want to support students, which is why I went into education in the first place. While I love classroom teaching, I grew the desire to have a broader and wider impact. I became a provider when I realized that this was an excellent way for me to meet with students all around the country, achieving that goal of having a broader and wider impact.
My advice would be that it is worth trying something new! You never know the impact that the support can have on your child without giving it a shot. It is better to give it a try and get clarity than to pass up on the opportunity. There are so many people in your corner!
I am passionate about helping students with learning differences because I want them to know that these differences are not limiting. They are simply hurdles that can be jumped over with practice and effort.
Talk to someone who cares. We'll listen to what's going on with your child, discuss their needs, answer your questions, and start to develop a plan for growth.