Professional Introduction

  • I am currently a Kindergarten teacher at McCurdy Elementary. I have been in the Hazelwood School District since 2013, during my time in the district, I have taught 5th, 3rd, and kindergarten. I have participated in professional development for PBIS tiers 2 and 3, as well as Social Emotional Learning and Character Education instruction. I have been an integral part of our building’s PBIS team and the writing and implementation of our PBIS manual. I currently serve on both the tier 2 and tier 3 teams in our building.

    I possess outstanding leadership skills and take great pride in my dedication to education and the lives of children. I was nominated McCurdy’s Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year. I work hard to not only support students in the building, but other staff members as well. I have outstanding communication with parents and students. It is important to have many positive interactions with parents, before having to share concerns. My desire is to be a part of an outstanding and growing school district. My passion is behavior analysis and instructional methods to ensure all students are successful.

Teaching Certifications

  • Professional Educator License

    - Illinois

    - Elementary Kindergarten to Grade 9. Endorsement in Middle Grade Social Sciences and Language Arts.
  • Career CPC

    - Missouri

    - Early Childhood B-3, Elementary 1-5, Middle School Social Science and Language Arts, Library Media Specialist K-12.


  • 05/2015-12/2016

    Arkansas State University

    Masters Degree - Educational Theory and Practice

    Jonesboro, AR

  • 08/2005-05/2010

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Bachelors Degree - Elementary Education

    Edwardsville, IL

  • 08/2001-05/2005

    Granite City High School


    Granite City, IL


  • 2017-2018 McCurdy Teacher of the Year

  • 2010 KDP Outstanding Service Award

  • 2005-2010 SIUE Deans List


  • Google Certified Educator - Level 1

  • PBIS Tiers 2 and 3

  • Social Emotional Learning

  • Character Education

Work Experience

  • 10/2013-Present

    Kindergarten Teacher

    Hazelwood School District

  • 08/2011-05/2012

    2nd Grade Teacher

    Danforth Elementary
    Riverview Gardens School District

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