Hi! I am a fifth grade teacher at ECMS. I teach reading, social studies, and language arts. This is my 15th year teaching. I have also taught 6th grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. I have a bachelor's degree from Florida International University (in Miami) and a Master's degree from the University of West Florida. I am married with 3 step-children (Katie, Anna Grace, and Jake) and two cute chihuahuas (Foxy and Joy), and a big handsome BullDane (Duke). When I am not teaching, I enjoy boating and traveling. I have been to Guatemala, Scotland, Iceland, Mexico, Canada, England, and The Bahamas. I have also explored much of the South East United States along with a few northern and western states. Reading is a passion of mine because I can explore new worlds without leaving my house! I love teaching reading and writing the most and I can't wait to get to know my new students!