“In the classroom I try to see what students already know and build on that knowledge. I believe in making sure that foundations are taught well. I try to bring different experiences to students through different media, special projects, and field trips.”
Personal and Professional Background
I have been teaching at Butler Catholic for eleven years, and currently teach math for grades 5, 6, and 8, and science for grades 6 through 8. I am a native of Butler, and graduated from Butler High School. I have a B.S. in Business Administration from LaSalle University and a B.S. in Education from Slippery Rock University. I also have a Master’s degree in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. I graduated Summa cum laude for all of my degrees.
Prior to teaching at BCS, I taught at several Catholic Schools, a Jewish Academy, and public school. My experience includes teaching all grades K-8 and all subjects.
I am married and have two grown daughters, Sarah and Jennifer, and three grandchildren, Finn, Erik and Lily. I have three pets: Lucky my cat, Daisy my dog, and Boomer my horse. Outside the classroom, I enjoy doing ceramics and riding my horse, Boomer.
I am a member of St. Paul’s Church, and my favorite prayer is the Serenity Prayer because it reminds me that I can’t control everything, and sometimes have to let go and let God.
What Do You Feel Makes Butler Catholic Special?
I love teaching at Butler Catholic School. I think that the sense of community among the students, families and faculty at Butler Catholic School make it a place of being welcome and belonging to a “family.”