I am a native Washingtonian who attended St. Michael School, Bishop O’Connell High School, Marymount University and American University. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Relations. After staying home for a decade raising our three daughters, I joined the ranks of educators in 2005.
I was at Bailey’s Elementary School for three years followed by St. Charles School for several years where I taught first grade. This is my fifth year teaching Kindergarten at St. Ambrose.
I love teaching little ones and I consider my job a privilege and a blessing. As you can tell I am the product of Catholic education and I have been well served by it at every level.
My husband and I live in Annandale and we are officially empty nesters!
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 am excited and feel so blessed to be starting my second year here at St. Ambrose Catholic School. I graduated from Mid-Florida Tech with my CDA in 1998, and I am currently enrolled in a program with Penn State to renew my CDA certification. I have been in the field of education for 20+ years in the states of Florida and Virginia. I have been a teacher, teacher assistant, office manager, and director.
I am married and blessed to be the mother of 4 wonderful children– Brendon (19), Abigail (7), Aiden (6), and Madeleine (4). In my spare time, I enjoy visiting local historical sites and going on outings with my family.
I am thrilled to be joining St. Ambrose School this year. Originally from northeast Ohio, I moved to Virginia in 2004. My professional career has been in healthcare—working in journalism, office administration and most recently staff training. For the last seven years, I have volunteered as a catechist at St. John Neumann Catholic Community teaching both second and fifth grades.
I was blessed to be able to receive a Catholic education from kindergarten all the way through college. In 2004, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication from Walsh University with minors in both English Literature and English Composition.
My pastimes are varied: from hiking with my husband and dog, to home crafts; but perhaps my favorite is reading. I also love traveling back to Ohio to visit with my family as much as possible.
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’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge with your children and helping them grow academically, socially, and spiritually!
I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade 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 United States 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 20, Megan 19, and William 15. 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, and watch movies. I am really looking forward to working with your children and helping them grow socially, academically and in their faith!