I attended Madonna University, where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and an Early Childhood Endorsement. I have been fortunate and blessed to be teaching at St. Joe’s for 18 years. As soon as I started here, I felt a connection to St Joe’s and a unique sense of community that exists among parents and staff. I love teaching Kindergarten. Some of my favorite times with my Kindergartners are watching them grow, seeing them build friendships with others, marveling at their creativity, and simply enjoying their play. I am married and have 3 grown children. I was also very lucky to be their Kindergarten teacher here at St. Joe’s. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, being outside, watching and playing sports. I also love music and good movies.
Our New First Graders!
Last Day of School!
Ice Cream With Our Partners!
Move Up to First Grade Day!
Letter Party Time! We had a GREAT morning playing Alphabet Musical Chairs. Everyone was a great sport. Next, we had a Letter Scavenger Hunt. We also decorated a picture frame for our class picture and had a delicious snack. It was a fantastic Letter Party.
Real Life Farm Fun!
Animal Research Project! Kindergarten worked with their 8th Grade Partners and researched an animal on the computer. They found interesting facts about their animal and made a research journal. They also put the information they learned on a poster board which is displayed in the hall. Great Job Kindergartners and Thank You 8th Grade for helping out!
Going outside with our goggles on for our Science Experiment. We are EXCITED!
Preschool Move Up Day 1! We loved having our friends from 4 year old Preschool spend the morning with us.
Preschool Move Up Day 2! Another GREAT day with our Preschool friends!
We had a great time making Easter Baskets with our 8th Grade Partners. We also wrote a letter to the Easter Bunny.
We enjoyed sharing a book with the class for Reading Month. What GREAT readers we have!
Dressing Up Like Our Favorite Book Character!
Wearing Red for St. Joseph!
Learning About Volcanoes in Science!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy 100th Day! We counted for the whole school. We made necklaces with 100 beads and we had a 100 piece snacks. Our day was filled with a lot of fun activities.
In Science, we used glitter to show how germs travel when you touch things!
Dental Field Trip!
We love our 8th Grade Partners!
Catholic Schools Week!
Game Time with our 8th Grade Partners!
BINGO with the whole school.
Decade Day or Spirit Wear!
We had a GREAT time at the Science Fair!
Gift wrapping to help a family in need this Christmas!
Fun with Tangrams!
Thank you, God, for our 8th Grade Partners!
In Science, we are learning about the importance of the sun and how it can also be harmful. We made hats to show how we can protect ourselves from the sun.
I know it is a little late, but Happy Halloween!
Thank you to our Special Persons who attended Mass and played BINGO with us. You made us feel very special!
Prayer Retreat with Ms. Dennae
Sink or Float?
Fire Safety with the Trenton Firefighters!
I love how excited they are to look at our new October books!
We had great time on our Field Trip to the Apple Orchard!
We are learning about Creation in Religion. Our 8th Grade partners helped us put our hand prints around the Earth to show that we will help take care of God's Creation!
In Science, we did our first experiment. We learned that water and oil do not mix.
Sorting, Counting, Comparing
We had a lot of fun this week learning about tools that Scientists use. We went outside and collected materials to observe and investigate. Look at our little Scientists.
This week in Science, we investigated and observed popcorn!
Our 8th Grade Partners helped us out in Computers!
We had fun with playdough! We mixed primary colors to make secondary colors!