Position: 4th grade teacher at Arlington Elementary

This is my 16th year of teaching. I teach fourth grade math and science. I hold a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Administration and Supervision and a +45 in Educational Theory and Practice.  

I believe that to be effective as an instructor, I must create a safe environment, where children are allowed to interact and collaborate.  I believe that students should be in an environment that promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

I also believe that teachers should be in a safe environment where they can collaborate effectively and voice their concerns over issues that affect them (directly or indirectly).  

I serve as an association rep for GALEA at Arlington Elementary.  GALEA has given me the opportunity to meet people who are just as passionate about education and who are willing to serve both their students and their colleagues.