I am one of the two 2nd grade teachers in the the Learning Community, co-teaching with Ms. Deb Roy. I am very enthusiastic about the Learning Community as a teaching model in that it allows a two year connection with students and their families. I enjoy watching my second graders return to the Learning Community as third graders with increased confidence and ability.
Having graduated from the University of Maine in 1982 with a degree in Psychology, I worked teaching environmental education and wilderness recreation before returning to UMaine to work towards a teaching certificate. I began teaching at the C. C. Knowlton School in 1987 and began graduate work that the same year. I received my Master's of Education (M. Ed) degree in Literacy in 1989.
I have now taught grades 1-4 in Ellsworth for 28 years. I enjoy having the ability to watch my students move through the grades and become adults. From time to time, I even get to see them as parents of my new students :)