Hello! I am so happy to be your teacher this year! I cannot wait to meet you! I am sure you have a few questions about me, so I thought I would share some things about me with you. I am a Mindful Schools trained educator, so we will be doing Mindfulness at the beginning of every class. I have been an educator for 24 years! I was an Instructional Coach for ELA and SS for three of those years, taught middle school ELA for 15 years, owned my own preschool for 3 years, and spent a few years teaching College Writing at Nazareth College. My journey has now brought me to TCMS and I could not be happier!
My parents are retired teachers and I have them to thank for guiding me into this rewarding and fulfilling career. I can't imagine doing anything else. Well, it would be nice to be Chris Evans' personal assistant, but a girl can dream! Anyway, I live in Fairport with my husband (who is not Chris Evans, but he's MY Superhero!), two pretty great kids (Julia and Adam), and an adorable Yorkipoo named Laini. In my spare time (and there is not much of it!), I enjoy baking, sewing doggie bandannas, reading, bike riding, skiing, yoga, and movie nights with my family. Naturally, I love shopping and have a bit of an addiction to shoes. I also like naps on the weekends! I have a few other surprises about myself that I will share with you on the first day of school! Ahhh...the suspense!
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you this year. I know we will have a great time together!
Here are some of my favorite things:
- To Kill A Mockingbird
- The Outsiders
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- The Boy in Striped Pajamas
- Sarah's Key
- Most anything with cheese
- All kinds of noodles
- Virtually all flavors of ice cream
- Italian food
- I particularly love things I don't have to cook myself!
- Coldplay (saw them in concert last summer - AMAZING!)
- Imagine Dragons (going to see them in concert this November!)
- Train (saw them in concert three times!)
- The Fray
Favorite Places to Visit:
- Any place a Disney Cruise will take me!
- Williamsburg, VA
- Boston, MA
- Hershey, PA
- Seattle, WA
- San Francisco, CA
- Toronto, ON
Places I Dream of Visiting (It's a LONG list!):
- M & M's (Feel free to donate those from your Halloween loot this year!)
- Klondike bars
- Captain America & Avengers movies
- Johnny Depp
- Chris Evans
This is Laini! She's my co-pilot! Julia and Adam I love Minions! Pirate Family! ARGH! HUGE Disney fans! Aboard the Disney Fantasy! SO FUN!