Hi! I began teaching at Southern in 2004. I spent many years teaching life science as a member of the 7th grade team. At the start of 2014, I transitioned into teaching high school. My current course load includes Biology, Advanced Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology. I began my career in the pharmaceutical field, helping to develop the vaccine for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and working for the National Institute of Health as a part of the Human Genome Project. In 1998, I made the switch into the classroom, teaching Chemistry and Biology in a public high school in Maryland.
I graduated from Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, Maryland in 1992 and from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland in 1996, with a Bachelor's of Art degree. While at McDaniel, I majored in Biology and Art, while minoring in Chemistry and Art History. In 1992, I received my Master's of Art degree in Secondary Education, also from McDaniel. I am Level II certified in the state of Pennsylvania to teach Biology, Chemistry, and Earth & Space Science to grades 7 through 12.
When not in school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, John, and our two children, Emma and Noah. I especially enjoy watching them participate in all their activities. When not caring for my family, I love to run, garden, and craft as much as I can.