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Teaching was always a sure thing for me. Whether I was tutoring, teaching clarinet or mentoring confirmation students, teaching was something I knew I would be doing from a young age. What I didn’t know was that this calling would take me 300 miles from home. However I couldn’t feel more blessed to have been welcomed into the Saint Aloysius community and to work with such great students every day. If the adult world has taught me nothing else, it is that God has a plan for each of us that we cannot even begin to determine where it will take us.

I grew up in a small, lakeside town west of Cleveland, Ohio. I was fortunate to go through a highly rated school district and create friendships with my teachers that I still have to this day. For this reason, upon entering the University of Dayton, I decided to pursue my bachelor’s in early childhood education. I taught in inner city Dayton, tutored foreign exchange students, and subbed around the Cleveland area before applying to Saint Aloysius.

I hope in the next few years to go back to school to study elementary literacy and to eventually add my reading endorsement to my license.  I also enjoy reading articles on STEAM integration and inquiry learning and try as often as possible to incorporate this into the curriculum.  Outside of the classroom, I enjoy reading, playing guitar, running and as all my students know, keeping up with Cleveland sports.