I am thrilled to be starting my 22nd year in education! I began teaching in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and 18 years ago I joined the family at Media Elementary. It was not a difficult transition because I am a product of the Rose Tree Media School District. Media E.S. was my elementary school during the late 1970's/early 1980's. Many things have changed, but the one thing that remains is the absolute LOVE of children and the commitment to their social, emotional, and academic growth.
I am eager to spend the year acting as your child's social and academic "coach". I will strive to help students cultivate a growth mindset where they view mistakes as learning tools. We will learn that hard work and practice is the only way to improve, and that we are a team - maybe not all the best of friends-but there for one another as we walk the road of 4th grade together.
Media is my home. My daughter, Gianna, is in 8th grade at Springton Lake Middle School, and together we live with Mr. Smith, three cats (Romeo, Leo, and Cosmo) and one extremely energetic dog named Patches.
I look forward to a wonderful year spent learning, laughing, and working hard with all the students in our fabulous class!