My love for teaching started at a very young age. During elementary school,
my teachers began to notice that I had an affinity for teaching. By my pre-teen
years, I spent summers teaching arts and crafts to children at my local beach club.
Throughout college, I continued to work with children in various jobs.
By the time I graduated Monmouth University in 1999, I was ready to start my
career as an educator. I truly enjoy teaching anything to anyone, so I knew
it would not be difficult to find a teaching job I loved. After teaching at a
larger district in both general education and special education, I decided I
wanted to teach in a smaller, more personal school. I grew up in the small,
Union County town of Mountainside, and the fond memories of my tiny
elementary school drew me to the small district of Spring Lake. I have been teaching at Mountz
As a dually certified teacher, I can teach special education and elementary education (pre-K
through 8th grade), and I can also teach more specific areas such as basic skills, gifted and talented, middle
school ELA, and special education. I am also Wilson certified as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner.