- Bachelor of Arts/Teaching Certificate – University of Michigan
- Masters Degree in Reading and Language Arts – Oakland University
What year did you begin teaching?
I began teaching in 1991 at my former grade school, St. John Vianney Catholic School in Flint. I began teaching at Holy Family Catholic School in 1992. I have been here more than 20 years and have loved every moment!
My favorite subjects have always been language arts and math. I enjoy reading and learning new things. I am a very logical and methodical person, so math and I “hit it off” at an early age!
Why I chose to become a teacher
I chose to become a teacher because of the experiences I had with my teachers, especially my sixth grade teacher. I felt very loved and respected when I was in school and looked up to my teachers. They were wonderful role models. Teaching is also a way I could incorporate my faith, love of learning, art, music, and photography. This vocation allows me to experience something different every day and to make a difference in our world!
What I like most about teaching at Holy Family
My favorite thing about teaching at Holy Family is the fact that I get to share my faith and my love of learning with my students. Working with the HFS staff, students, and parents are the significant factors of why I love my job. (I also get to go to school with my daughters!)
How your faith influences teaching
My faith and teaching go hand-in-hand. I begin or end each lesson with a reflection on what a wonderful world God has given us. I would not know how to teach any other way!
Your favorite bible passage
I have two favorite passages. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches.” Another favorite, “Anything is possible with God.”