I am starting my 9th year at St. Thomas. This will be my 8th year teaching our Kindergarten. My first year at St. Thomas I taught the All-Day Preschool. I am excited to have my "All Day K" as well as my "Wrap K" who join us in the afternoons.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University. I have, also, taken many Continuing Education classes or workshops in Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Students with Special Needs, and Differentiated Instruction.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, read a good book or watch Netflix. I love a good cup of coffee in the morning. I play handbells in my church Bell Choir. I play piano and find this to be a great stress reliever after a long day.
I have been married to my husband, Dave, for 25 years. He teaches American History and coaches wrestling and golf at Lutheran West High School. We have 2 children (and one cat). Jacob is in his third year at Cleveland State University. If your child comes to after-care he/she will see "Mr. J" (Jacob) helping out with after-care as his schedule permits. Mandi is in her second year at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year. I thank you in advance for working with me this school year to make it a great learning experience for your child.