I joined OSD in August of 2012. I originally applied to OSD because it wasn’t too far from home (MI). When I interviewed here, I loved the campus and most of all the people I interacted with. Then I found out that the mascot was Spartans and I knew it was meant to be (I’m a Spartan from MSU).
Since joining OSD I have taught K-2 all subjects, K/1 ELA and Science, and now 4/5th grade ELA and Social Studies
This is my first teaching job at OSD. Prior to getting the job, I had a year-long internship with 2 different placements. The first part of the year I was in a 1st grade general ed classroom. The second part of my internship, I was at Indiana School for the Deaf in a Kindergarten classroom.
I am a proud Spartan! I graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with a B.A. in Deaf Education. GO GREEN! I am currently enrolled at the University of Dayton and will start pursing my Master’s Degree in January of 2016.
Teaching is in my blood! Many of my family members are in education and I knew I wanted to become a teacher as well. Once I started learning ASL and volunteering in deaf education programs, I loved the language and culture and decided to pursue Deaf Education as a major. I want to impact children’s lives in the most effective way. What I love most is seeing the students grow and become confident learners and individuals.
One of my favorite quotes is “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door!”