Hello New Kindergartners and Families!
Welcome to Twin Oak Elementary!
Kindergarten is the most important year in a child's education! Kindergarten is the first real snapshot of what school can be for your child and it must be full of excitement, engagement, and foster a myriad of curiosities and exploration for your little one. A positive kindergarten year can make all of the difference in shaping the type of learner your child becomes!
I am beginning my 26th year of teaching for the school year 2021-2022, and I have always been committed to helping your child grow as a learner in a very positive learning environment where they can take feel safe taking risks in trying new things, and develop a sense of independence in helping themselves in all areas of their lives.
I am so looking forward to meeting your child and working with your family in the very special task of educating your child! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my family as we all come to know one another very soon!
While I am beginning my 26th year of teaching in the Mount Vernon City School District, I began my career at East Knox Elementary in Bladensburg in 1996. I have taught Kindergarten or provided Reading Intervention to K, 1st and 2nd grade students in all of that time. I am a trained Reading Recovery teacher, and teaching literacy to emergent learners is my true passion. It is quite something to witness new learners begin to reading and write and learn for themselves that they have indeed become a true reader and writer! It is so powerful! I have been at Twin Oak since its beginning in 2005, and have taught at West Side, Elmwood, and Dan Emmett as well throughout the years.
We will begin our school year in August as we continue to follow safety guidelines and recommendations that will keep your child safe during the continued Covid-19 pandemic. Please know that my number one priority, even beyond teaching your child, is their safety. Every teacher in this building is dedicated to giving your child a safe learning environment so that they have the potential to find the highest amount of success this first year. While routines will be different than past years, there is no doubt that your child will receive my very best in instruction, nurturing and guidance.
I attended Mount Vernon City Schools from Kindergarten-12th grade. I attended Columbia and East Elementary, MVMS and MVHS. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Education and my graduate schooling focused in the area of Literacy Intervention. I am a HUGE BUCKEYE FAN!
My husband Scott and I have three children, Madison who lives in Los Angeles, Mia who attends The Ohio State University and is in The Ohio State Marching Band, TBDBITL! and our son Jack who attends MVHS. I love to work in my garden, and my koi pond, watch Jack's football games, go to OSU football games and hang out with our golden retriever Luna, and our kitty Milo.