Degrees and Certifications:
Springfield College Bachelor of Science: Movement and Sport Studies/Physical Education University of New England Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instructional Strategies
This will be my 17th year teaching physical education here in New Canaan. I’ve always been at Saxe, but also rotated to East in the past as well. Before coming to New Canaan, I taught 3 years in Longmeadow, MA at and elementary school. In the past, I coached the freshman girls’ volleyball team and taught P.E. for the AIP program at the high school.
One of the best parts about my job is getting to know my students and building a rapport with them. I’ve always felt it’s important to prepare children to live a healthy lifestyle, but also provide them with skills to function in the ‘real world’, such as communication, cooperation, leadership, etc.
On a personal note, I grew up in Storrs, CT playing volleyball and basketball. I knew in 5th grade that I wanted to be a P.E. teacher as I was influenced by so many great ones throughout my childhood. I’m happily married, with three small children ages 5, 3 and 1. In my free time I enjoy wrangling my family, going for walks on trails or to the beach and watching Glasgow Celtic Football.