I have been in the early elementary classroom since 2005. I switched careers (from PR non-profit world) after staying home for ten years raising my three daughters. They are now twenty two, nineteen, and seventeen. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a MA in Public Communication.
After volunteering at my daughters’ preschool I found that I thrived in the classroom. I worked for three years at a public elementary school followed by six years at St. Charles School in Arlington teaching First Grade. This is my fourth year at St. Ambrose.
I obtained my VCEA license and Cathechist certification. I love teaching in Catholic schools because I can teach, train, and prepare the whole child to excel academically; while instilling a solid spiritual and moral compass in the light of Jesus Christ.
I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing from University of Maryland at College Park. After graduation from the University of Maryland, I worked in the corporate world for several years before becoming a stay at home mom to raise my daughters.
While I was staying home, I took classes through Fairfax County and George Mason University in early childhood education, and started teaching at Corpus Christi School in 2011. I received my Catechist Certification and VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) from the Diocese of Arlington.
As a teacher, I hope to reach out to all my students and help them develop a love of learning that they can carry with them throughout their academic journey. I am an active member at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. My husband James is a member of the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus. My oldest daughter Michelle graduated from St. Ambrose School and is attending Bishop O’Connell High School. My youngest daughter will be a sixth grader at St. Ambrose this coming school year.
Besides teaching I enjoy dancing, drawing and traveling to many places around the world. I also enjoy choreographing Bollywood dances.
I graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies, with a concentration in Elementary Education. I am planning on pursing my Masters in Elementary Education in the near future.
From a young age, I always wanted to teach. I was blessed to be around many individuals involved in education both in my family and at the schools I attended, and their examples and encouragement led me work to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher.
I have lived in the Northern Virginia area my entire life, and attended Arlington Diocese schools for my elementary and high school years. I have been a part of the St. Ambrose community for the past four years. I have worked in both first and second grade as an instructional assistant, and have also worked in the extended day program.
I am passionate about working in a Catholic school where I can work to foster a faith filled environment for our school’s wonderful students. I am looking forward to bringing my ideas, innovations and enthusiasm into the classroom.
This will be my ninth year as a Teacher’s Aide at St. Ambrose School. St. Ambrose feels like home to me – my husband, Mike, and I have been parishioners since 1992. All five of our children graduated from St. Ambrose School – we were St. Ambrose parents from 1995 until 2013!
After undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, I attended Case Western Reserve Medical School. Upon completion of a 3 year residency in Pediatrics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, I served 4 years in the US Army, assigned to the Pediatric Clinic at Fort Belvoir, VA.
I practiced Pediatrics part time for another 13 years before “retiring”. In 2007 I began a small business, selling crocheted items at local holiday fairs. I share my love of crochet with the students in the school’s Crochet USA club. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking, and cooking.
I am honored to be a part of the wonderful and caring staff at St. Ambrose School.
I graduated from Marymount University in 2014 with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. In 2016 I received my Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling. I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Elementary Education.
I grew up in Central Upstate New York before moving to Northern Virginia in 2010. Prior to coming to St. Ambrose, I worked as the school counselor and transition teacher at a special education school that focused on students with ADHD and learning differences. Prior to that I was an intern at an elementary school in Arlington and volunteered at a Catholic School in Arlington. I have always wanted to work with students and help them to become successful global citizens.
I am excited to work with your students this year to help them grow and develop academically and in their faith.
I’m so excited to be a part of the St. Ambrose family. Its supportive community is unique and so special.
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia, attending St. James School in Falls Church, and Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in International Studies from Radford University in 2013, and earned my Master of Education from Marymount University in 2015.
I married my grade school sweetheart, Indrit, the next year and in March 2017 we welcomed our baby girl Michelle to the world. She is the light of our lives!
I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge with your children and helping them grow academically, socially, and spiritually!
The faculty, staff, students and families of St. Ambrose have blessed me so much over the past several years. I graduated from the University of Virginia with a teaching certificate and a B.A. in Mathematics, then managed a retail bank branch for 10 years, eventually becoming an Assistant Vice President. I stayed home to raise my five children, returning to the work force as my youngest started at St. Ambrose. While here, I have enjoyed interacting with parents (as office manager) as well as with students (as cafeteria coordinator). My greatest blessing over the past two years has been the opportunity to work closely with students, as a Teaching Assistant in the Third and Fourth Grades.
I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade again at St. Ambrose this year! My family and I are parishioners of the church as well. The faculty and families here form a supportive community that I am blessed to be a part of.
I received my Elementary Education degree from Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, IL and I taught at my childhood grade school, St. Patrick’s, before getting married and having kids. My husband is a Marine and we have moved back and forth across the country multiple times and have lived overseas in Bogotá, Colombia. We have 3 awesome children, Elizabeth 19, Megan 18, and William 14. While they were growing up I was a soccer/softball/volleyball coach, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout leader, classroom volunteer, CCD teacher and substitute teacher. Now I am back in the classroom full time. In my “spare” time I love to watch my kids participate in their various activities, read, coach sports, practice my Spanish, and watch movies. I am really looking forward to working with your children and helping them grow socially, academically and in their faith!