I grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, on the east coast of Canada. Newfoundland is a large island, but its relatively small population makes it feel small and rural. Living there allowed me to grow up in a unique culture where neighbours are friends, extended families are large and the land is beautiful and rugged. Like many Newfoundlanders, I developed a deep appreciation for people and nature. I also developed a cultural dialect that is immediately recognizable around the world by anyone with experience in Eastern Canada.
I attended Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, where I studied psychology, mathematics, education and counselling. I taught for ten years in Canada in elementary, middle and high school. Math has always been my favorite subject to teach. In 2014, I moved to South Australia with my husband and two children. This was a wonderful experience. In my leisure, I enjoy horseback riding, travel, reading and yoga.
I am very happy to be teaching at Sartartia Middle School. I enjoy teaching and helping students achieve their highest potential. I exhibit an excitement for mathematics which I like to share with my students. I believe students learn best when they are actively engaged and like to incorporate technology and activity into my classroom routines.