Ever since I was a little girl, I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. Whether it was the influence and inspiration from my extraordinary teachers growing up or the innate desire to want to make a difference, I knew what I wanted to be. After graduating from Lenape High School in Medford, NJ, I went to The College of New Jersey where I earned my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Psychology, Special Education, and Educational Leadership. While at TCNJ I led my peers as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Programming for the Intergreek Council and also served as President for the Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority. Mediocrity has never been an option and my senior year I took advantage of an opportunity to student teach at an International College Prep School in Condado, Puerto Rico. This was one of the most enriching learning experiences one could have- intellectually, socially, and culturally. Upon graduation, I interviewed with the Northern Burlington County Regional School District and after reading their mission and meeting the administration, staff, and students – I immediately knew that NBC was where I belonged.
I am a learning specialist in the high school and although highly qualified in all academic core content areas, I teach Math and Science. In addition to teaching I also enjoy athletics and have been provided the opportunity to coach numerous sports in the district spanning across various levels. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the girls lacrosse program from its beginning, coaching the middle school team in its first year of existence. I continued to coach freshman lacrosse, middle school field hockey, Varsity tennis, and Varsity Swimming. I believe that developing positive relationships with students and parents is essential and that communication is key in supporting the educational and individual needs of my students. I carry this philosophy through everything I do, whether teaching or coaching.
When I am not at NBC, I can be found at Rowan College of Burlington County where I am a senior adjunct professor or in the summers at the JCC Camp in Medford where I am a division head. In my free time I enjoy being with my family – whether we are hanging at the beach or enjoying a night home playing Monopoly. My husband, two children, dog, and students are everything in my life.