I was born and raised in North Haven, CT, and spent most of my summers on Mt. Desert Island. I graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, summa cum claude, with a B.A. in English Literature. I moved to the island permanently in my twenties, and married my husband(of 34 years), Dennis. I am very lucky to have a eighteen year old daughter named Abby, who is just beginning her first year at Boston University.
After volunteering for a number of years in my daughter's school, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I am currently certified to teach 5-12 ELA and 5-8 SS and Special Education, K-8. I LOVE theater(I am the Drama Director at Tremont School), music and yoga, and most importantly, Bruce Springsteen.
I am about to begin my third year of teaching at Cave Hill. I am continually learning more about my students and my teaching, and for that I am grateful. I feel very lucky to have been supported by the staff at Cave Hill, whose humor and kindness have helped me carry on! This year, I hope to try out several PBL units(Project Based Learning), so that my students can see the connection between the work they do at school and the real world.
I hope to begin posting news on a weekly basis-and dream of having a monthly newsletter generated from my classroom. I want to increase my library so that there are books that appeal to kids at all levels. It is good to see my students again-and to see how much they've grown!
I am attaching a link to my classrooms newsletter, and am also adding what I think will be helpful links to parents with information about different disabilities. I hope the information is helpful!
Communicating With Parents
It is very, very important to me to keep the lines of communication open with parents and guardians. I want parents to know about struggles their child is having, as well as triumphs. With that in mind, I will try to touch base with parents frequently. Please always feel that you can communicate with me, too!