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, April 22nd! Enjoy your break

Progress Reports for Interim IV will also be distributed on Friday, April 26th. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a conference.



We will continue our study of Geometry this week.  We will also have our multiplication test on Wednesday, April 24th.


We are going to complete our unit on Capitalization and Punctuation.  We will have a test this week.  This week, we will continue our Research Projects.


We are reading Marshall’s Role”.  The quiz will be on Wednesday, April 24th.  Please remember that students are required to read for 20 minutes each night from Monday through Friday!  The Reading Log is a part of the Report Card grade!


The Spelling test will take place on Friday, April 26th


We will continue our unit on The Earth


We are continuing our second History book!  We will be learning about the founding of the 13 Original Colonies!



Upcoming Events

We will be traveling to Genesis Preparatory School to see “Aladdin” on Wednesday, May 1st. Transportation will be provided. Stay tuned for additional information.

On Tuesday, May 7th, we will be going to Genesis Preparatory School for the Annual Student-Parent Basketball Game and Extra-Curricular Awards. More information will be coming out as we get closer!

Tests this week:

Reading: “Marshall’s Role” Wednesday, April 24th

Math: Multiplication (2’s through 9’s)Wednesday, April 24th

English: April 25th

Spelling: April 26th