•  Welcome to 5th Grade!

    I am excited to begin my ninth year of teaching at Russom Elementary.  This year I will be team-teaching with Mrs. Bentley.  My primary focus will be math and science, but I will also integrate reading and writing into those subject areas.  My goal is to provide each and every student with the best possible education by creating lessons that are interesting, engaging, and incorporate problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.
    Originally from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I moved to Georgia eleven years ago.  I attended Kennesaw State University and received my degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 2006. 
    My personal interests include genealogy, collecting primitive American antiques, home improvement projects, and sports - especially cheering for my hometown Steelers and Penguins.
    My pride and joy is my wonderful 4-year old son, Matthew.  I am also "mom" to two beagles, 6-year old Sully and 12-year old Riley.