I am an 8th grade Language Arts and US History teacher on team 8-1. This is my ninth year of teaching and I am extremely enthusiastic about joining the Highlands Middle School team! Teaching is my "second" career in life, as I started out as a Paralegal with a degree from Mount Saint Joseph College. I am the mother of three, and when my youngest was entering kindergarten I enrolled in law school. However, I was coaching and teaching religion classes and decided my heart was in education. Therefore, I changed tracks and received my Masters in Education from Thomas More College. I truly believe this is my calling in life, and love helping students learn and grow. I am looking forward to an amazing year at HMS! Go Bluebirds!