I joined the OSD family this recent August (2015). I chose OSD because I feel at home here in Ohio (born and raised in Cleveland-- you can take a gal out of Ohio, but can't take out the Ohio out of the gal!), and I want to give back to the Deaf community in Ohio. I am a preschool teacher here at OSD. This is my first position here at OSD, and I am excited to grow and learn from all of you! I taught two years at the New Mexico School for the Deaf as a Special Education/Community Based Instruction (CBI) teacher for Upper Elementary (3rd - 5th grades). I have prior student teaching and practicum experiences around the MD/DC/VA area, as well.
I earned an undergraduate degree is from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Professional and Technical Communications. My graduate degree is from Gallaudet University in Elementary and Deaf Education. I wanted to become a teacher because I was a "fly on the wall" growing up. My number one goal for students is to not become a "fly on the wall." They can achieve their goals, and I am here to support them all the way. I love watching students apply what they have learned in real life/daily activities. That is amazing to watch and see their thinking process.
"All the wonders you seek are within yourself." - Sir Thomas Browne