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My Mission Statement
As an educator, I will instill the belief in my students that they can achieve anything. I will inspire, encourage, and cultivate a learning environment in which students feel safe and secure; ultimately meeting their intellectual and emotional needs. My students will be treated with compassion, respect, and fairness. I promise to create a loving classroom where students will grow and develop into life-long learners.
Teaching Career: I have been an educator for 11 years. I began my career in Hillsborough County teaching second grade. I moved back to Punta Gorda in 2010 and began working at Sallie Jones. Here I've taught kindergarten, 5th grade, STEM, and 4/5 TAG.
Education: I graduated from the University of Florida (GO GATORS) with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I have my Gifted and ESOL endorsements.
**Fun Fact: I attended Sallie Jones Elementary as a child.
Family: My husband Travis is a Deputy Sheriff. We have two young sons Bryce (3 yrs) and Declan (1 yr), and our adorable Weimaraner Jax. I have a house full of monster trucks, racecars and dinosaurs!