.: About Me
The road I took to becoming a special education teacher is not the traditional one, but it was full of experiences that make me who I am and what I believe about life and education.
I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio where I never got used to the cold, snow and rain. Upon graduating from the typical, mid-west high school, I spent four fabulous years at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio (about 40 minutes west of Columbus), where I graduated with an honors degree in English. The desire to “broaden my horizons” paired with an intolerance for yearlong dreary weather, caused me to move to Atlanta.
My first three years in Atlanta were spent working for a small, private public relations agency. During this time, I was afforded many amazing opportunities – traveling the country, working with various celebrities and attending fancy dinners at some of the city’s best restaurants. While I initially enjoyed this type of work, it quickly became “unrewarding” and I found my way into education.
Needless to say, here I am! While teaching is the most challenging experience I’ve ever had, it is definitely what I’m supposed to be doing, and I’m thrilled to be doing it at Atlanta Charter Middle School.
I currently live in Ormewood Park with my husband and two crazy dogs, and we are expecting our first child in July. In my free time (which I’m told there will soon be very little of), I love spending time with my family, reading, rooting for The Ohio State University football and basketball teams and the Cleveland Browns.
Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or concerns about the special education program. Due to the schedule, e-mail is the best way to get in touch with me.
.: Helpful Links
Council for Exceptional Children
Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder
For Parents: Being a Good Homework Helper
All Kinds Of Minds