“My main goal is to reflect Jesus in what I say and do and to help my students do the same. I have high expectations for my students. I encourage my students and challenge them to think outside the box. I stress being able to effectively communicate their knowledge of the subject verbally and in writing, and to apply it in other areas.”
Personal and Professional Background
I have been teaching at Butler Catholic School for 18 years. I currently teach 4th grade Reading and Faith Formation, 4th and 5th grade Science, 8th grade French, and Spanish to grades K and 1. I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh, where I graduated with honors. I also spent a semester abroad in Rouen, France. I have my permanent certification to teach in PA and I am also certified to teach Social Studies and Science in grades 7 – 9.
My husband and I have six children and thirteen grand-children. We had twenty-six consecutive years of Catholic grade school for our children, five of whom are BCS graduates. My husband and I are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at St. Paul Church. As a Secular Francis-can, I have a special fondness for the St. Francis Peace Prayer. I also have a special devotion to St. Thérèse, the Little Flower.
In addition to spending time with my children and grandchildren, I love baking, reading, and musical theater.
What Do You Feel Makes Butler Catholic Special?
I love the fact that I am blessed with the gift of being able to share my faith and love for the Lord every day in all my classes. The murals on the walls let one know immediately that it’s a Catholic school. The faculty and staff are wonderful to work with. We offer an exceptional faith-based curriculum.
I see BCS as a valuable asset to the entire Butler community. I envision our school’s reputation for academic excellence and faith formation to continue to speak for itself as being a viable alternative to public education.