I’ve been teaching for 15 years and this is my 8th year as a 5th and 6th grade, special education teacher at Pelham. I teach for many reasons. I teach because I absolutely love children. I teach because I think school is hard for lots of kids who don’t fit into a certain mold. I want to be the teacher who helps kids to be (and feel) successful and happy in school. I love Pelham because I start to get to know my students in kindergarten! I also love that because it’s a small school, I know my colleagues so well and I am so impressed by all of them! If you come into my room you will meet my awesome roommate- Ms. Darling, who is a 3rd and 4th grade special education teacher and you will notice the Knit Club boxes, overflowing with yarn. You will also see a large portrait of me nuzzling my favorite chicken. Oh, and of course you’ll see photos of my 3 teenagers!