Welcome to Team 6!I've been teaching for over 30 years and love it! 6th grade is my favorite of all the grades. I am thrilled to be teaching at Fishkill Plains and it always feels like home away from home. Since sometimes we see each other more often than our actual families, we need to keep it positive and supportive in our classroom even when dealing with challenges. I am a no "drama" type of teacher and encourage students to talk things out even when it's awkward. I'm here to help with you at any time, never hesitate to talk to me.This year I will be teaching Math to all three homerooms. Effort and work ethic is important to me. Anyone is capable of growing in any area of life when you push yourself.I live in Red Hook with my husband, two boys, Tyler who is 20 and Tucker who is 16, and my two cats. I love walking and try to go each night, even in the winter. I also love to read and I play Words With Friends with my mom daily. You will often see me with a cup of coffee and I do enjoy dark chocolate... a lot!Here's my cat, Olivia. She likes to sit on my chair with me while I'm working on the computer.