About Your Teacher

I am a native of the Washington, DC area, born in Silver Spring, MD at Holy Cross Hospital.  I attended Montgomery County Public Schools, graduating from Kennedy High School in 1983 and from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1987, with a BA in Government.  I interned with the program instructors at the Close Up Foundation during my senior year at Maryland, and after graduation I served as a legislative assistant for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA).  I went back to school a year after graduation, and  completed my M.Ed from Marymount in 1989. I love being a teacher as much as I love being a wife and mom!  In my free time, my husband and I love to take our elderly Newfoundland dog to the Chesapeake Bay and dream about our eventual retirement in a tiny town by the water.  Our kiddos, a son and daughter, graduated from STM in 2006 and 2007, followed by graduation from Bishop Ireton in 2010 and 2011.