Hello! I am so glad to join the team here at ETTC. I began teaching in 2007 after graduating with a dual certificate in Elementary Education and Special Education from Alvernia College in Pennsylvania. From there, I continued to earn my Masters Degree in Special Education along with my Supervisory Certificate from Bloomsburg University, PA. During this time I worked in Early Intervention working with students aged three through five. While in this position, I found my passion working alongside students with behavioral disorders. I continued my studies at Lehigh University, PA where I worked towards a PhD in Special Education with a focus on young children with challenging behaviors. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to work within numerous educational environments from Emotional Support classrooms, College Adjunct, to a Supervisor of an alternative school. Most recently, I teach First Grade in a general education environment. My interests are: classroom management, behavior, social-emotional, trauma-informed practices, and positive-behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). When I am not busy with work I love swimming, working out, listening to music, hiking, and snuggling with my chocolate lab named Horton.