Welcome Navigators!! We are going to have a great 4th grade year, and I look forward to getting to know each of you! Here is a little information about me! I am originally from Meadville Pennsylvania, which is located about two hours north of Pittsburgh. Growing up, I knew teaching was going to be my profession. I earned my education degree at Slippery Rock University in 2003 and, after graduation, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where I taught third grade for two years. Wanting to live near the ocean, my husband and I relocated to Gulf Breeze in 2005, and I have been teaching at West Navarre ever since!! Our son was born in October of 2014, and we are now a family of three! I truly love working with the families in the Navarre and Gulf Breeze area! Although I have high expectations, I also believe that the classroom should be a fun learning environment where we respect ourselves and one another! I know that with hard work, positive attitudes, and all hands on deck; we will be able to accomplish anything!! I’m looking forward to an awesome school year! Welcome Aboard!!