“I love to help children develop a deep love and respect for themselves, for others and for our school.”
Personal and Professional Background
Butler Catholic School was my first full-time teaching job. I was hired as a long-term substitute in 2008, and the following year was hired full-time as a Kindergarten teacher. I was born and raised in Butler, and am a graduate of Butler High School. I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
I am a member and lector of St. Andrew Parish, and have attended there with my family since my baptism. My favorite prayer is St. Andrew the Apostle Feast Day Prayer which is recited fifteen times a day from November 30th until Christmas Day. It is a beautiful prayer, and it helps me to increase my awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps me prepare spiritually for His coming.
“Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ and of His blessed Mother. Amen.”
Outside of the teaching I enjoy listening to and making music. I play the trumpet and at Edinboro I joined the Bagpipe band of the ‘Fighting Scots’. I love to run and play volleyball, and I enjoy watching sports (especially the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins) I love to spend time camping and laughing with my family, my husband Daryl and our daughters Kendyl and Kamryn.
What Do You Feel Makes Butler Catholic Special?
Teaching at Butler Catholic is so special because beginning at such an early age I can begin to incorporate faith and values into everything I teach.
I love our BCS family and look forward to our school community continuing to grow in faith, in academics, and in numbers.