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About Me

Hi! I am so excited to be at UDA as a 5th grade teacher! I am originally from Philadelphia, PA and love to travel, cook, read and learn. This is my 12th year teaching and my 5th year in 5th grade! I spent time teaching in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Costa Rica, North Carolina and now in San Diego! 
My goal for students is for them to become independent, self-sufficient learners while also becoming the best version of themselves. Throughout the school year, students will investigate, explore, discuss and carefully consider the essential question: What Kind of Person Do I Want to Be? Projects, literature and unit studies will all be related to this question. 
I am excited for each school year to begin as it is an opportunity for my fifth graders to learn more about themselves, each other and the value of diversity within our classroom community. As their teacher, I am here to guide, support and cheer on each and every student as they experience success throughout their fifth grade school year.