What college(s) did you attend and what degrees(s) did you earn?
I went to The College of New Jersey. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree for English and a Masters of Special Education with a focus in Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities.
What activities were you involved in when you were in college?
I was involved in TYC (Teachers of Young Children), ABC (Alternative Break Club), Intramural Floor Hockey, Intramural Bowling, and Zumba.
What inspired you to become a teacher?
My first grade teacher Mrs. Brennan inspired me to become a teacher. She was not only an amazing person but she was a loving and caring teacher. She was never afraid to push us and as a result we were able to chase our dreams and succeed. She made me love learning and I knew in that moment I wanted other people to feel that same type of love towards learning that I did.
What hopes do you have for your students’ future?
My hope is that I can touch the heart of every student I teach. To help my students gain a love for learning that they can continue to carry throughout their academic careers and eventually their entire lives.
Were there any other careers you thought about before choosing teaching?
If I couldn't be a teacher I thought about being a wedding planner. As a hopeless romantic I love love and going to weddings so I figured maybe wedding planning was in my future.