• Welcome to first grade! I am so happy to be your teacher this year. I have been teaching here at OHES for eleven years, and I have taught both second and first grade! I enjoy listening to country music, reading great books, shopping, cooking, traveling, spending time with my husband, family, friends, and teaching my wonderful students! I just love teaching! I am also interested in interior design, and I have been taking some classes to develop my hobby.

    I graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a BSED, with a concentration in Reading. I also have a Masters of Arts in Reading and Language Arts from Rider University. Along with earning my Masters in Reading and Language Arts, I also became a certified K-12 Reading Specialist.

    Please take a moment to look over my website. You will find important classroom and school information, policies, and newsletters. Thanks and have a great day!

    The Star Polisher
    I have a great job in the universe of occupations. What do I do? I am a star polisher.
    It is a very important job. If you want to know how important,
    Just go out at night and look up at the stars twinkling and sparkling.
    You see,  I am a teacher. The stars are the children in my class. My job is to take them in. In whatever shape they come and shine and buff them, send them out
    To take their places as bright little twinkling beacons in the sky.
    They come to my room in all shapes and sizes. As I buff, polish, train, and teach my little stars, I tell them that the world can't do without them.
    I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to do. I tell them, they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky
    And the world will be a better place because of them.
    Each night as I look at the sky, I'm reminded of my very important job
    And awesome responsibility. I go get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle of polish in preparation
    For tomorrow and my class of stars.
    ~Unknown~