Hello Jefferson families! I am new to the Jefferson Staff but come with 21 years of teaching experience. I began my teaching career at Harding Elementary after I graduated from Edinboro University. I spent my first five years at Harding in Special Education as a Learning Support Teacher in grades 5 and 6. I then decided to take a position at Edison Elementary which I taught 5th grade. I spent the next 15 years at Edison Elementary. Last year I decided that I needed and wanted a change. I chose to take the current position here at Jefferson Elementary. I am glad to be here and look forward to addding my experience to the Jefferson Staff and students.
Before I became a teacher I was in the US Navy for 6 years after high school. I then worked at the Barber Center in the Adult Day Program for 10 years while I completed my education at Edinboro University culminating with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. I then completed a Masters degree in Special Education from Mercyhurst College. I also completed an online Masters program from the University of Scranton in Curriculum and Instruction.
I have been a life long Erie resident. I grew up in Wesleyville PA and graduated from Iroquois High School in 1984.
I recently was a basketball coach at Iroquois High School at every level from Junior High to most recently the head Girls Basketball coach until 2019-20 season. I have coached basketball at the grade school level also during this time.