Welcome to fifth grade; I am so excited to be your teacher and can't wait to see you grow and blossom! This begins my fifth full year at Madden and I am thrilled to be a husky! My family and I moved to Texas in 2016 from Pennsylvania, where I graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from DeSales University. My family includes Rob, a chemical engineer and avid gardener, Max, a Senior at University of Houston (GOOOOO COOGS!), Ben, a Junior at University of Texas, Austin (Hook 'em!), and Lily, a Freshman at Sam Houston University (Eat Em' Up Kats!). We also have a gaggle of critters: old cat Bear, young cat Milo, Cornelia the corn snake, Hippie, the Husky-mix, and to round things off, Tuck the hamster. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my family, Walt Disney World, shopping, gardening with my husband, and reading. I believe that it is essential that parents, teachers, and students work together as a strong team on the way to success and I look forward to being your partner this year.