It is my pleasure to serve you as principal this year! This is my 3rd year in educational leadership. Prior to becoming principal, I had many leadership experiences including Math Instructional Coach, Administrator in Residency and Judy Center Educational Coordinator, all in the Garrett County School System. Even with these amazing experiences, I will always be a teacher at heart. I also have 11 years of classroom teaching experience in elementary schools. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Frostburg State University and a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership, also from Frostburg State University.
I am blessed to be the mother of two young boys, Connor and Easton. I enjoy spending time with them riding bikes, swimming, boating and fishing. I want for them, what I want for all kids. I want to see them excel and become productive human beings, who have ample opportunity to become whatever they want to be when they grow up. I will strive to provide a supportive climate and culture at Broad Ford Elementary School that is conducive to teaching and learning. I look forward to working with the students, families and members of this wonderful community.
I am delighted to be serving as assistant principal this year! I have had many wonderful experiences over the past 12 years as an educator that have prepared me for this leadership role. I have had the pleasure to work in multiple schools throughout the county and held various roles as an Instructional Assistant, Academic Interventionist, English as a Second Language Teacher, and Literacy Coach. I was also a classroom teacher in West Virginia - 4th grade for a year, PK for a year, and 2nd grade for 4 years. I am a graduate of Northern High School. My educational background includes an Associate of Arts in Teacher Education from Garrett College, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Frostburg State University, Master of Education in Reading from Frostburg State University, and a Master of Arts in Education, Teaching English as a Second Language from Marshall University. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and I am currently working on a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership also at Frostburg State University. I enjoy reading, jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, and Jazzercise. I love to spend time with my husband and our very energetic pug mix.
I look forward to forming relationships with the school community, supporting teachers and staff so they can reach their greatest potential, and fostering a positive school culture. I will aim to help every child find success through collaboration with students, families, and staff at Broad Ford Elementary School. I am thrilled to be joining the Bobcat family!