“All students have been blessed with a unique set of gifts and talents that should be celebrated in the classroom. It is an honor to discover those strengths in my students, and present ways for each of them to showcase God’s goodness.”
Personal and Professional Background
I was born and raised in Butler, PA by my loving parents, and grew up alongside one younger sister. I was very fortunate to attend Butler Catholic School as a student from Kindergarten-eighth grade. My high school years were spent at Butler High. In May 2017, I graduated from Grove City College, Summa Cum Laude. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in PreK-4 Early Childhood Education and PreK-8 Special Education.
This is my first year of teaching, and I am thoroughly enjoying my experience thus far! I student taught at Butler Middle School in an Autistic Support classroom and at Cochranton Elementary School in second grade. Throughout my college years, I was given the opportunity to observe and teach in all of the grade levels in my certification areas. Additionally, I spent time teaching in each type of self-contained special education setting offered by Pennsylvania public schools.
My family and I attend St. Paul Parish. The Our Father is the most meaningful prayer to me. It provides the all-present reminder that God’s love for me is potent, and it centers me on the promise that our Heavenly Father’s will for my life will always prevail.
When I’m not teaching, you’ll most likely find me reading, knitting, doing yoga, or spending time outside!
What Do You Feel Makes Butler Catholic Special?
Butler Catholic School has always been dedicated to providing a rigorous education from a faith-based perspective. Growing up, the teachers at BCS invested in me and cared immensely for my educational, spiritual, and overall growth; therefore I felt like a part of the BCS family. That same sense of belongingness and care still holds true for me now that I am on “the other side” of the desk. I am very much a part of the same family, but now I am blessed to be able to serve others by teaching.