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Subjects Taught
8th Grade SPED / Inclusion, Special Education



I am a Yankee. I thought I would put that out there right away. My family and I have been living in Southaven, Mississippi, for almost 13 years. We moved here from New Jersey when my husband was transferred with his job. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent my childhood there eating pretzels, cheesesteaks, and Tastykakes. I root for the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, and the Flyers. I moved to New Jersey when I was a teenager and met my husband Matt there. I have two daughters who will be attending college this year. My daughter Madison has just transferred to Mississippi State so Go Dawgs! My other daughter Celia will be attending Meridian Community College and will be playing soccer for the MCC Lady Eagles. My son, Matthew, will be a sophomore this year. 


I am a graduate of Rowan University in New Jersey with a BA in English/Secondary Education. Rowan used to be the New Jersey State Teachers College of Glassboro and has gone through several name changes since its original conception. I have always wanted to say that the reason I became a teacher was my love of children. Actually, I was never good with children. My desire to teach came from my love of literature. I wanted to inspire students with my passion for reading. Then, guess what happened? I fell in love with the students. They have inspired me in so many ways. The children make me laugh and I enjoy how they think. I look forward to teaching every day because of them.

Special Education:

For twelve years, I was a stay-at-home parent. When I decided to return to the work force as my children got older, I began by substituting at the local schools. I had done several long-term substitute positions and one really stole my heart: special education teacher. I love being able to teach students in small groups and to discover different ways to learn together. Last year, I began teaching resource math in January. It was a learning experience for both my students and me. We all learned 8th grade math together!

DeSoto Central Middle:

This is my second year teaching at DCMS. I enjoyed getting to know my students and helping them to transition to high school. That's one thing about teaching eighth grade, the students move on and you hope they are doing well in high school. Transitioning to high school is a big deal. We will discuss many things about high school throughout the year. We are planning to visit the two career technical schools in the county to see what programs they offer. I will be discussing with you the plans and dreams you might have for the future. I look forward to being a part of your transition planning.