Welcome to my webpage! This is my 30th year teaching Italian for the Wappingers Central School District. I have taught Italian to all level students, including university and adults outside of college. My favorite level is middle school.
I grew up speaking Italian in the home as my parents were born and raised in Italy before coming to this country in the early 60's, settling in Mount Vernon, NY. I lived in Italy for a couple of years as an elementary school child. I spent most of my summers in Italy and continue to do so.
I discovered my love for foreign languages as a young child. I started teaching myself Spanish when I was about 11 years old. I studied Italian and Spanish in Middle School and High School. I continued to study both in college. I also studied French in college.
I graduated from SUNY New Paltz as a Spanish/Italian major. I earned a Masters Degree from SUNY New Paltz in English as a new language. I earned teaching certificates in Elementary Education N-6, Spanish and Italian 7-12, and English as a New Language.
I love what I do. Please reach out if you need anything. I look forward to teaching and learning with my students at WJHS!