I graduated from Gulf High School in 1977.  I attended Pasco-Hernando Community College for my first two years, getting my A.A. in 1979. I took a year off to work full time, and then transferred to the University of South Florida.  I earned my B.A. in 1981, and then started graduate school.  I received my Master’s degree from USF in 1983.

After graduate school, I worked up in Salem, Virginia at Roanoke College in the Upward Bound program. When that ended, I returned to Florida, where I started volunteering at Genesis, and then became a full time substitute in 1984. I was offered my own Third Grade class in December of 1984.

I am beginning my 35th year at Genesis.  Except for a two-year period, when I taught Middle School Math and Science at Genesis Preparatory School, I have been a Third Grade teacher at Genesis.  I love teaching and spending time with my friends and family!



There will be no school on Monday, February 18th, in honor of Presidents’ Day!

On Wednesday, February 20th, we are heading to the Straz Center to see “The Science of Magic”! Check out the Friday Folder for more information.

This Friday, we will hold our annual George Washington Day! Remember, each Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade student is portraying a U.S. President! Please contact me if you have any questions about what your child should wear.


We are continuing multiplication facts!  These are extremely important!  We will be learning our facts one family at a time.  Please practice with your child at night.  This week, we will be practicing the 2’s,3’s, 5’s, and 9’s. We will add the 4 family. There will be a combined timed test on Thursday.


We are going to continue our unit on Capitalization and Punctuation.  We will also continue our new composition cycle.  Our topic will be an “Explanatory Essay”. The suggested topic explaining “How to Succeed in Third Grade”.  It will be written as if we are writing to the Second Grade students! Students are free to choose another topic, if desired.


We will be reading The Road to Democracy. There will be no Reading quiz this week!


No Spelling Test this week!


We will be studying about food chains and ecosystems.


We have begun our second History book!  We will be learning about the founding of the 13 Original Colonies! We will complete our U.S. Presidents project for George Washington Day!


Upcoming Events

Tests this week:

Math: Timed Test on 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, and 9’s on Thursday! Be sure to study!