It is a great honor to be both a teacher and a resident of Grandview Heights. My own children attended grades K-12 in our wonderful district and are successful graduates of The Ohio State University. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both from The Ohio State University. I specialized in K-3 early childhood education as an undergraduate and reading instruction as a graduate student. Additional endorsements and certifications earned: Kindergarten Certification, Reading Recovery Certification, Ohio Reading Endorsement, and Ohio TESOL(Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) Endorsement. During my 32 years of teaching, I have taught grades K, 1, 2, Reading Recovery, Reading Intervention, Gifted and Talented, and ESL(English as a Second Language). When I am not teaching, I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family.