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About Me

I became part of the MCHD community in 2003 when my oldest daughter, Sarah, began attending the Extended Day (now Kindergarten) program, after moving here from a Montessori school in the Boston area. As my love affair with Montessori philosophy deepened, I joined the MCHD staff in 2005 as the Extended Day Lunch Supervisor. In 2007-2008, I joined Kathleen Batson in establishing the new Toddler program. In 2010, I moved to Early Childhood, where I get to use my expertise in working with emergent readers.

Before becoming a full-time mother of three, I was a Reading Specialist working with all elementary levels, in addition to involvement with the wider community through Literacy Volunteers of America. I hold a Master’s degree in Reading Progress Management from The George Washington University, with a minor in Spanish. I live in Durham with my husband and three children, Sarah, Benjamin, and Susannah, all MCHD alumni.  At home I enjoys crafts, gardening, and long walks.


Current Professional Development
Completed CPR & First Aid certification in 2017-2018
Completed Stewards of Children training in 2017-18
Completed ALICE Active Shooter Response training in 2017-18
Attended the Teaching Tolerance Workshop on Social Justice Teaching in 2017-18
Attended the Teaching Tolerance Workshop on Facilitating Critical Conversations in 2017-18