Hello and welcome to 11th and 12th grade English for the 2019-2020 school year! This is my sixth year as a CASA faculty member and if previous years are any indication, this is going to be a fantastic school year! I continue to be beyond excited, honored, and humbled to be a part of this amazing school.
This will be my 15th year as an educator. Before coming to CASA, I taught in the Steelton-Highspire school district for nine years; six as the 8th grade Language Arts teacher and three as the 10th grade World Literature teacher. In addition to teaching, I was also the assistant director of the drama department at Steel-High and helped to put on nine fantastic productions. Education and the arts are my passions and words cannot express my level of enthusiasm for this school year!
I was born and raised in New Freedom, Pennsylvania and graduated from Susquehannock High School in 2000. From there, I went to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where I participated in the marching and concert bands, as well as the woodwind quintet and flute-choir. More importantly, I majored in English and received my teaching certification in 2005. In 2011, I received my Master of Education degree in Teaching and Curriculum from The Pennsylvania State University.
Outside of school, I live in Harrisburg with my boxers, Boomer and Frankie and my cat, Moss. In my free-time I enjoy the occasional Netflix binge, photography, hiking, gardening, bird-watching, clean eating, and talking myself out of a trip to the gym.