I am originally from New England where most of my extended family still live. My family moved to Florida when I was a young teen. I am the second oldest out of five kids and we grew up in a household where academics and athletics were very important. I received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Wisconsin where I earned a degree in Sociology. Upon graduation I worked for CBS Radio and Clear Channel Communications as a Sales Executive. I quickly learned that selling airtime to local businesses was not something I was passionate about.
I went back to school and received my Early Childhood Teaching License from Kendall College. While in school I started working at Roycemore as the Pre-K Teaching Assistant. This is where I began to fall in love with teaching and working with little kids. After I received my license I became the Pre-K teacher at Roycemore. I taught Pre-K for three years and am now the Kindergarten teacher.
I currently live in Skokie with my husband, daughter, and two four-legged friends – Madison and Mr. Boots. My husband Jeff and I have been married for six years. I enjoy spending time with my family, going on long bike rides, cooking and trying new recipes, online shopping, and binge watching my favorite TV shows.