Hello! This is my 13th year at New Vistas School, and I greatly enjoy working with students who learn differently! This year I’ll be teaching Elementary Science, Science 6, Life Science, and Physical Science, as well as an Upper School American Sign Language class. My classroom is located in the modular building we have nicknamed the “SLAB” (short for science lab) and I have a wide variety of multi-sensory activities, science experiments, and field trips scheduled for this school year!
I have a unique background: I have a B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, and an M.A. in Audiology, and I worked as a Speech-Language pathologist for a number of years prior to starting a family. While raising children, I taught myself sign language, and went on to work for Lynchburg City Public Schools as a sign language interpreter for eight years. In 2004, I received a Master of Education degree in Special Education from Lynchburg College. In 2014, I completed the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program at Longwood University. I am currently endorsed to teach students with learning disabilities as well as students with emotional/behavioral issues. In addition, I completed classes at Randolph College and Lynchburg College to earn an endorsement to teach middle school science.
When I’m not at school, I enjoy taking my dogs for walks on Blackwater Creek, gardening, and puttering around our property in Vera.