I grew up in a little town called Long Beach, a beach town island off of Long Island, NY. I have two older brothers who are both very athletic. My brother Brian played lacrosse at Maryland, and Kevin played lacrosse at Penn State. I was also an athlete to some degree in high school where I played softball and volleyball. After graduating high school, I attended Penn State University where I majored in Human Development and Family Studies. While at Penn State, I became a huge football fan, holding season tickets. In 2006, I went to Florida to watch Penn State play in the Orange Bowl (they won!). I graduated in 2006 and moved to New York City where I started my duel masters program at Hunter College in Deaf Education/General Education and obtained my endorsement in Special Education. Upon graduating in 2010, I moved to Colorado and it quickly became home. I fell in love with hiking, trail running, and fresh powder days up on the mountains.
I have a colorful background in Special Education, with experience working for Helen Keller National Center, Young Adult Institute, Mill Neck School for the Deaf, Castro Elementary working as a Deaf Education/Special Education Teacher, an American Sign Language Interpreter for the NY Board of Education and Public Schools System and as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf for the State of Colorado. I am excited to start my career at Summit Middle School and meet all walks of people. I’m excited to explore education, self-empowerment, and creativity with Summit’s students and teachers.