I moved to North Ridgeville as a child, where I graduated from North Ridgeville High School. I then attended Baldwin Wallace College and earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
Upon graduation, I accepted a job at St John Nepomucene in Cleveland where I taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, and Kindergarten for 5 years. The last eleven years, I taught at the Academy of St. Bartholomew, teaching 3rd grade, 6th grade and 5th-8th grade Science. I am happily married to my husband, Ron. We have two daughters, who we previously put through St. Peter School. Both went on to attend Elyria Catholic High School. We could not have been happier with the experience that our daughters had at St. Pete's. I feel blessed to be able to pay that experience forward to the future generation of St. Peter School Saints. I love spending time with my family and friends, and waiting for the Cleveland Indians to win a series. (Please, in my lifetime!) My husband, daughters, and I have a dog named Bear, and a cat named Coco.
The academic curriculum for the fourth grade follows the Common Core State Standards and the Diocesan Standards set by the Diocesan Office of Education. Students learn in a variety of ways including small groups, individualized instruction and technology. Growth in responsibility, organization, and learning of the Lord Jesus and living His message are other ways we work with each child.
Fourth grade is the beginning of the intermediate grades and as such, there are some curricular differences. There is more time allotted to content subjects, such as Social Studies and Science. These subjects lend themselves to developing reading skills in content areas and learning study skills. The intermediate grades are the time to develop power and proficiency in reading and related skills, such as finding the main idea, understanding inferences, drawing conclusions, etc. I also hope to assist the student in learning and practicing basic work skills, such as being responsible for their time and assignments, being organized in their desks, paper, and approach to work, and know how to study for tests on a simple level.
This is also the year that instrumental music classes begin.
I was born in Cleveland and moved to Westlake when I was three years old. As a child I attended Our Lady of Angels in Cleveland from Kindergarten through eighth grade. After elementary school I attended St. Edward High School and graduated in 2007. I then went on to Cleveland State University and received my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2020 I completed the coursework for my reading endorsement. I am currently working on my Master’s degree in reading curriculum and instruction. After graduating I started my career at Our Lady of Angels in 2014. I taught third grade and Kindergarten. For the last three years I worked for Constellation Schools where I taught Kindergarten and third grade. Family and God are very important to me and I have one great family! I have had dogs my entire life and I now have a dog named Cooper. I had a calling from God to come back to Catholic Education and interviewed for a job at St. Peter school in March. I was beyond excited when I got offered the job to teach fourth grade! I love being able to teach the faith and spread the word of God to all of the students here at St. Peter. The academic curriculum for the fourth grade follows the Common Core State Standards and the Diocesan Standards set by the Diocesan Office of Education. Students learn in a variety of ways including small groups, individualized instruction and technology. This is the year that students are expected to be more responsible for their learning along with keeping track of the work they do. Growth in responsibility, organization, and learning of the Lord Jesus and living His message are other ways we work with each child. I am the fourth and fifth grade Social Studies and Religion teacher. This year students' main focus in Religion for fourth grade is living like Christ, the Ten Commandments, ways in which we worship our Lord, and building a stronger faith in God. Fifth graders' main focus is Living like Christ and learning more about the sacraments along with building a deeper understanding of Mass and our Faith. Fourth graders will be focusing on Ohio history and the Native people. Fifth grade focuses on Ancient civilizations, government, economics, and an in depth study of geography.