Welcome to third grade! This is my 25th year of teaching. I graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Elementary Education. I have spent my teaching career here in Mandeville, and have taught first, second, and third grade. My background also includes being a mentor teacher, a screening specialist, and the MTE Teacher of the Year for 2007/08. I provide an encouraging and engaging learning environment, where each student is challenged to reach their potential. I believe that a teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart!