This is my eighteenth year teaching fifth grade at the Hershey Intermediate Elementary School, and I'm looking forward to another great year!I grew up in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, located approximately one hour north of Hershey. My parents continue to live there, and I enjoy visiting them. I have one older brother who is in the air force. He lives in Ohio.I graduated in 2000 from Elizabethtown College. I majored in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics. I graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2003 with a Master's degree in Science Education. I then completed Master's degrees from Wilkes University in Educational Development & Strategies, Classroom Technology, and Educational Leadership with a K-12 Principal Certification.I live in Palmyra with my husband, black Labrador retriever--Synder, and Guinea pig--Sophie.I enjoyed spending the summer with my family and friends at Hershey Bears hockey games, Hershey Park, Lake Tobias, Harrisburg Senators baseball games, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, and going to the movies. I look forward to hearing about your summer vacation during our first week of school.Fifth grade was my favorite grade level when I was growing up, and I intend to work very hard to make it enjoyable for you as well! Let's have a wonderful year together!