I have lived in the Louisville area for almost 30 years but grew up in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. There my parents instilled in me a strong work ethic and sense of integrity. My favorite subjects in school were math and science: puzzles to be solved. These interests lead me to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. My area of concentration was with cardiac/ pulmonary patients.
After 14 years in this field and one beautiful daughter later, I decided to explore a different career in which I could share my love of math and science. I returned to the university setting and earned a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Louisville. My experiences while student teaching lead me to pursue a position in the Archdiocese of Louisville where I could comfortably share my faith.
It just so happened that there was an opening at St. Aloysius for a math/science middle school teacher towards the end of my student teaching. My husband and I had been members of the parish for 13 years and my daughter attended school there.
I have been teaching math/science at St. Aloysius since 2009. My goal is for students to learn not only the concepts/skills for these subjects but life skills such as work ethic, resourcefulness, self-assessment, and self-advocacy.
I have also been teaching religion since 2009. As an adult convert, I truly enjoy sharing my experiences and employing tools for students to sincerely reflect on their faith. I want to help them recognize it as a life-long journey that calls us to be active participants.