I grew up in Orrington and graduated from Brewer High School. I attended the University of Maine at Orono and graduated with a B.S. in Early Childhood Development. Since 2006 I have taken courses to obtain my teaching certificate in Special Education and I also took classes through New England College where I received a M.Ed. in Literacy.
This is my 30th year of teaching. I was an elementary classroom teacher (Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 5th grade) in Benedicta, Bingham and Brewer for 15 years, a Title I Reading and Math teacher for grades K-6 in Wilton and Brewer for 5 years and have been a high school Special Ed teacher for the last 9 years with the last 2 of those years teaching individual reading at the high school level. I am also the Advisor for Hampden Academy's Key Club.
I live in Hampden and have three children: 2 boys ages 24 and 21 and a daughter who is 16. I also work part-time at the LL Bean Outlet store in Bangor.
In my free time I love to read, travel and spend time with friends and family.