My Bachelor of Arts degree is from Ohio Dominican University, where I received teaching certification in Mathematics and Psychology. I earned my Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Xavier University.
I taught one year at St. Pius X immediately after college, then worked full-time for four years as an admissions officer at Ohio Dominican University. I worked part-time at Franklin University for ten years as an academic advisor. In 2000, after several years as a full-time mom and school volunteer, I returned to St. Pius as a teacher.
I teach the advanced math class for grades five through seven, and the regular eighth grade math class. I also see all children in grades two through four for math enrichment. I am a resource teacher during the lunch period for my students in grades five through eight. I coordinate the Math League Contest and enrichment programs at St. Pius, including COSI on Wheels.
I am a strong advocate for the value of a Catholic education. I am a product of 18 years of Catholic education myself, and my four children have all attended Catholic grade school and high school. Three of them went to Catholic colleges as well. I believe that students in a Catholic school are challenged to achieve their maximum potential in all respects. I encourage all my students to be kind and to treat others as Jesus did, to strive to do their best at all times, and to remember that practice makes perfect!
I love coming to work each day! I really enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for the beauty and objectivity of math with my students. When I am not at St. Pius, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, baking and solving puzzles.