I began my career as a teacher over 20 years ago in Muncie , Indiana. At the time the teaching profession had little to no openings in New York State so I traveled to Indiana and worked for a year as an Instructional Assistant in a kindergarten classroom in Lebanon, Indiana. Indiana required me to take their version of the Praxis test before I could be certified. In 1997 after a year of work experience in an Indiana school I attended a job fair for new teachers. It was here where a principal gave me the opportunity to become a full time teacher in first grade. This decision on her part would put me on the journey of my lifetime!
I taught in Indiana for four years before returning to my home state of NY , where I taught for 5 years before leaving to head to VA! I have taught in VA for Fairfax County Public Schools for 10 years as a Reading Specialist. Then out of nowhere I decided to make a change and work for D.C. Public Schools. A decision that I have regretted and will live with the travesty of educational neglect that I witnessed while working there. Now I have returned to VA to teach once again!