Degrees and Certifications:
I am sure that you are as excited as I am about the new school year! I earned an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia, a Master's degree in Education from the College of William & Mary, and an Endorsement in Gifted Education from the University of Mary Washington. My teaching philosophy has been developed from many years of teaching as a regular classroom teacher and as a Gifted Resource teacher. Children have great curiosity about their world. As a Gifted Resource teacher, I embrace the opportunity to nurture that curiosity in each of my students. When children enter my room, I want them to experience a sense of wonder, to be filled with questions and curiosity, and I want to instill in them a desire to discover the answers to those questions. I want them to learn to think rather than memorize, to question rather than just answer, and to express curiosity rather than conformity.
I believe that your children will reach outstanding heights in fulfilling their potential when they, you, the classroom teacher, and I work together. I am looking forward to a wonderful year!