Degrees and Certifications:
I am very proud to say that this is my 26th year teaching in Florence District One. I taught traditional Kindergarten for 18 years and have been teaching Primary Montessori for the past 8 years. I have been National Board certified for 15 years. I enjoy writing and have had 4 articles published by the South Carolina State Council of the International Reading Association. These articles included topics such as using technology to improve reading and writing in the early childhood classroom and literacy interventions. I was honored to have been named Florence District One’s teacher of the year in 2008.
When I came to North Vista Elementary eight years ago, I received my certification to teach Primary Montessori. I have loved teaching a multi-age classroom of 4K and 5K students. Next year our school will begin the first phases of becoming a PYP (IB-Primary Years Program) school. This is an exciting time that will help our children to gain skills that will help them to become successful in a global world! I am looking forward to becoming a PYP teacher!