B.S. Secondary English Education, Buffalo State College
M.A. Differentiated Instruction, St. Bonaventure University
Certification in Special Education Grade 7-12
Certification in Gifted Education Grade K-12

Like most teachers, I have wanted to be a teacher ever since I was young. Throughout my time as a student, I realized the immense value of an education and the impact teachers can have on students. Teachers have the ability to help students realize their fullest potential, and I knew that I wanted to help students during that journey. As I studied in college to become a teacher, my passion for teaching grew. Now, working in the field of education has been further affirmation to me that I made the right choice for my profession, and I appreciate the opportunities I have every day. I became an English teacher in particular because it has always been my true passion in school. I was also fond of math growing up and contemplated becoming a math teacher, but in the end I followed my passion. A school like The Academy was not something I thought to be possible as I studied to become a teacher. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I often thought that one-on-one instruction is what so many students need but rarely receive. Working at The Academy has provided me with the opportunity to focus on the specific needs of each individual student. By doing this, the students are challenged at the appropriate level for their abilities, and I believe they are getting the most out of their education. It’s what every teacher hopes for all of their students and through this school I get to see it realized. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, whether it be to read a book or go for a hike. I am an avid sports fan and watch Sabres and Bills games whenever I can. I’m also a Bandits season ticket holder. BACK TO STAFF PAGE