“Educating the mind without educating

the heart is no education at all.”



For nearly twenty years, I have worked as a special education teacher as well as classroom teacher.  At St. John School I have taught kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade.    I am now taking on the role of a Learning Specialist on the Student Support Team.  I will be working on teaching fundamental reading and writing skills to fourth through eighth graders. The delivery model of services will range from working alongside the classroom teacher to pulling kids out and working in small groups for individualized instruction.  Students will be monitored for progress over the course of year.  As assessment data is gathered, the best model for instruction will be achieved and students will grow!  I am a firm believer in empowering students to believe in themselves and their gifts from God.

In addition to helping students with their reading and writing needs, we have added another layer to my position.  I will provide weekly enrichment opportunities in a multi-age classroom.  Students will work cooperatively to solve problems by thinking critically and creatively.  Every child, including students with advanced achievement, need to be taught and challenged at their appropriate level of ability in order to reach their greatest potential!  I look forward to delivering that challenge to many of our St. John students through this new enrichment program.

St. John Book Club Assignment

We are starting a new book- Mr. Popper’s Penguins!  As an introductory activity, please have your child click on the link for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Penguin Cam.  Observe the penguins for 3-5 minutes.  Then record observations (sounds, behaviors, etc.) on a piece of paper or in the text box below.  Enjoy!


My Penguin Observations

Observe the Live Penguin Cam for 3-5 minutes. Type your name in the box and your observations (sounds, behaviors, etc.). Your parents may type for you! We will share our observations at our next class. Enjoy!

St. John Building Bridges Assignment

Complete Goal Setting sheet for time capsule committee work.  Be prepared to share ideas with the group on Friday.

Click form below:

Time Capsule