I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, but have lived in Raleigh for 10 years now! I went to Edinboro University in Pennsylvania for my undergraduate degree and to NC State for my master's degree, both in Elementary Education. I also have a Math Education K-8 certification from NC State. This is my 10th year teaching and I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4th grade while tutoring 1st through 7th grade reading and math. I have been married to my college sweetheart, Marckus, for 8 years and together we have two crazy boys, Caden, 7, and Cameron, 4. I am a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, but have also come to love the Wolfpack, Panthers, and Hurricanes! I love to read, watch football, participate in Fantasy leagues, travel, paint, and I am a fan of owls, Justin Bieber, swedish fish, and 80's music!