This is my eighteenth year teaching fourth grade in Kettering. I love fourth graders! I love their independence, their desire to learn, and their cheerful smiles! I graduated from Miami University in December 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I then earned my Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University. I have two children - Megan, 11 and Jack, 7. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, read, and exercise! I teach Jazzercise several times a week. My favorite place to visit is Santa Rosa Beach, FL. It's been a family favorite since I was young!