I was born and raised in Vermont. I will always call myself a Vermonter but do love to travel. I love to see how other people all around the world live, work and play. My hometown was Waterbury, Vermont. I have one brother and sister, both younger than me. Now I live just one town over from my hometown of Waterbury, in Duxbury. I am married, have one daughter, one son, and 3 grandchildren. Our home also has a dog and a number of pigs.
When my children were young we moved to many places as my husband was in the Navy. I lived in Rhode Island, Connecticut, California and the country of Cuba. We eventually moved back to Vermont. I got my teaching degree from Johnson State College in 2004 and have taught at St. Monica’s School and Barre City before coming to Chelsea. As a teacher I took a trip to Thailand once to visit and study schools in their country.
My favorite animal is an elephant because of their intelligence and grace. I think that when you look into an elephant’s eyes you see deep into their soul, just like people. In Thailand I was fortunate to have been able to ride on an elephant through the jungle. What a wonderful experience. Did you know that if you look at the country of Thailand on a map it looks like an elephant’s head?
My favorite subject to teach students is reading but I love to teach and learn everything. There is so much to learn in this world. I work hard to make sure that my students in my classes are polite and respectful to others and feel comfortable to learn and share. Because of this, I think Chelsea School is a great fit for me as here at Chelsea everyone wants this respectful atmosphere.
For fun I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family, especially my children and grandchildren. My favorite author is Dr. Seuss but mostly I read about new ideas or ways to be a better teacher. For travel I love just to drive around and see new things. My favorite trip of all time was a driving trip in a car with my two children driving around the entire country. We visited family who lived far away and saw things like the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.