I am a graduate of the University of Maryland Education Department and have been teaching since 1990. I have taught 1st grade, 4th grade, and 5th grades in Fairfax County and 4th and 5th grades in Loudoun County. I have also taught in an inclusion setting for most of my career and helped lead several performing arts groups during summer sessions. My specialty area in college was science and I enjoy sharing hands on experiences with the children as much as possible. I feel a focus on vocabulary building leads to better reading ability and comprehension as well as writing and understanding in content areas. Please feel free to contact me via email or a phone calll to the Seldens Landing office. Its going to be a great year!!