Born and raised in Dare County, I attended Dare County schools and graduated from Manteo High School in 1998. I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and my Masters Degree in School Administration from East Carolina University. Go Pirates!! I have been a classroom teacher for 16 years, having taught second through fifth grades with 12 of those years in Currituck County. Throughout the majority of my teaching experience I have always enjoyed taking on leadership roles and working with my teammates to accomplish goals and tasks. These experiences as a teacher leader have molded my vision for school leadership. I am excited to be back in Dare County, where it all began for me. More importantly, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with everyone at MES!
After growing up and attending schools in New Jersey, I worked in private industry for many years. It was time spent as a volunteer tutor of homeless children that led me back to school for a degree in education. I taught in New Jersey and in North Carolina, moving to Manteo in 2005. I have a BA degree in Economics from Fordham University, MA degree in Education from Georgian Court University, MA degree in School Administration from East Carolina University, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University. As you can tell, I enjoy being a student and a lifelong learner!
I have been a school administrator at FFMS and NHES, and now am very excited to work in the community in which I live. I truly enjoy living in Manteo and have been a member of the Manteo Rotary Club for many years.
I look forward to meeting all of the MES families and helping our students become the leaders of tomorrow.