I am originally from Williamsville, New York (a suburb of Buffalo), but I have been a resident of Charlotte for thirteen years and I now consider Charlotte "home". I come from a family of educators; my mother was a teacher, as well as my father and they instilled in me the belief that education is paramount. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Elementary Education, as well as my certification in AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted). I have been teaching for thirteen years and have taught grades 3, 4, 5, and in a K-5 hands on Science Lab for two years. I truly enjoy teaching and I look forward to another terrific year at Irwin Academic Center!