Hi! The Mountain Community School is the reason why I became a teacher. I love teaching and enjoy developing strong relationships with my students. It is a great place to be and I am so very happy.
I moved to Hendersonville, NC 10 years ago and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. I absolutely love it here! I am in my 16th year of teaching – 13 of 15 have been in middle school. I was born and raised in the state of Maine. I went to undergraduate school at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Middle School is my absolute favorite to teach. I especially enjoy sixth grade and am very happy to be the sixth grade homeroom, math, and social studies teacher.
In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, walking, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with my family & friends. I also have a dog named Lottie who is the “middle school” dog. She comes to school daily and she LOVES it! She is 11 years old is super sweet and kind.
Below is a brief synopsis about the subjects I am teaching. I feel very fortunate to do what I love which is teaching middle schoolers. In class we will do a lot of learning, growing, and most of all smiling and laughing. Learning will be fun-even the lessons that can be boring; we will make them fun.
About Math: Growing up, Math was NEVER my favorite subject. I found it very hard at times to understand, especially in high school. I always had to work very hard to understand it and be successful. I think this is why I enjoy teaching math because I teach it in a way all students can learn. My class is designed for all students to succeed if they put forth effort, have a positive attitude, and not to give up. We will use technology and have as much possible hands on activities as we can. Students will keep a portfolio and math notebook. It is wonderful to have the students for three years-students learn to be more confident in their ability and take responsibility
About Social Studies: I am the sixth grade social studies teacher and I have taught the current curriculum for six years. I never get tired of it as I always learn new things and change things so it doesn’t become old to me. We will start with the Pre-Historic Age and then on to Ancient Civilizations. I incorporate technology in all the units so students will be able to explore these civilizations on their own through web activities linked through my online portal. Students will also keep a writers notebook for social studies.