Growing up in New York City gave me a deep appreciation for the value of parks and green spaces, and I have always loved how science gives us tools to understand the world. I majored in biology at Manhattan College and worked as an Urban Park Ranger, conducting environmental education programs. I went on to earn a M.S. in environmental microbiology at West Virginia University, teach biology at the college level in WV, and work as an environmental scientist in Washington D.C. I followed a long-held dream of becoming a teacher by earning a M.Ed. from George Mason University. I taught middle school science for several years and achieved National Board Certification before coming to Tuckahoe. I enjoy gardening and watching backyard birds with my husband. We have twin daughters who are in college. We also have two little dogs. As Outdoor Learning Coordinator / STEAM teacher, I have wonderful opportunities to share my love for both science and nature with students, and to invite the whole Tuckahoe community to nurture, enjoy, and learn from our amazing Discovery Schoolyard.
- Instructional Staff
- Grades / Teams: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, K, PK
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