In the classroom, I strive to create an atmosphere of learning and discovery, where each individual can meet their highest potential. Technology has quickly become a “life skill” which will be an essential component of our students’ success in the future. Exploring, experimenting, collaborating and safety all should go hand and hand in the technology in the Computer Lab at St. Stephen’s School.
Five words to describe my classroom:
Creative, explorative, instructive, comfortable, relevant
After a Year in My classroom, Students Will Know
Students should know how to use 21st Century Computer Skills for their age level safely and successfully.
What I want parents of students in my class to know:
Students are approached as individuals. Learning styles vary, so each student will be looked at on their level and will be taught skills within the St. Steven’s School computer curriculum. I am available to parents and gladly welcome your questions.
Outside of the Classroom
I am the mother of two grown daughters. Melissa teaches computer, in the Mechanicsburg School District. Beth lives in Raleigh N.C. and volunteers in many community activities. I have five grandchildren, ages 13-17. McGee and Gery attend East Pennsboro. Henry, Calvin, and Jane live in Raleigh, N.C. and attend the Ravenscroft School. All five of my grandkids are athletes.
My best friend, Nittany is a seven year old Labradoodle. I love sports of all kinds but football is my favorite. I am an avid Penn State fan and attend most home games. Last year I traveled to Ireland with the Penn State Alumni Association for the opening game. I swim several times a week all year round.
This will be my 48th year teaching. I love my job and feel teaching as “my God given gift.” I am greatly looking forward to my new position at St. Stephen’s School.
Bloomsburg University BS in Education (K-8)
Shippensburg University Masters in Education
Penn State University Education Technology Certificate Program
Selected and attended the PA Keystone Technology Integrators Program, a week long academy held at Shippensburg University
Various other technology courses and workshops