Welcome to 5th grade!! I am proud to be part of the 5th grade team at Scanlan Oaks Elementary. This will be my 3rd year teaching at Scanlan Oaks. I live in Sienna Plantation and I am grateful to teach in the community. I am the mother of two girls with my husband Tony. Mary is an incoming freshman at Ridgepoint High School and Anna is transitioning into 6th grade at Thornton Middle School. In addition to spending time with my family I enjoy reading, traveling, and yoga.
I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where I attended Louisiana State University. Go Tigers! Then I moved to Iowa with my husband who is a native Iowan and graduated from University of Iowa with a master's degree in Educational Psychology.
My teaching philosophy is that the classroom is a learning community. Each student contributes to our learning in their own unique way. My role as an educator is to act as a guide encouraging students to reach their potential. I also believe in parent communication because together we can foster a love of learning in your child. I know we are going to have an amazing 5th grade year. Thank you for your support!