Hi! I am very excited to be starting my 6th year here at Mater Dei as a Kindergarten teacher! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for all of us and the adventures we are going to have - learning together is going to be so much fun! A little about me: My husband Jim and I have been married for 27 years and are both Penn State graduates, where we met. We have two adult children. Mackenzie is finishing her Master's degree at Gwynedd Mercy University where she is studying education and our son Cullen is entering his second year at Drexel University where he is studying economics and finance. I am an avid Disney fan (hence the classroom theme this year!) and enjoy reading and creating art. It is my mission to instill a love of learning in children. I like to teach with passion so that my students develop the same passion for learning! I am always available by email, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to a GREAT year together.