I began my teaching career in 1970 in a kindergarten classroom in Granville, NY. I had just graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from North Adams State College in Elementary Education. After two years of teaching I married my husband, David, and we moved to Worcester, MA. While living in Worcester, I worked in a Vascular Research Laboratory for the chief of surgery at Saint Vincent's Hospital. At the same time my husband and I were house parent's for a group of young adults who had developmental delays. A few years later my husband and I began our family. We have two children, a daughter and a son who are now adults and have children of their own. In 1978, we moved to Somerset and I accepted a position as the director/teacher for the Somerset Children's Center. After nine years of employment there, I took a position as a teacher in Somerset's first public preschool program at the Chace Street School. During that time I obtained a Master's Degree in Young Children with Special Needs, from Lesley University. After three years of teaching in the preschool program I became its director . When the director's position was phased out I was transferred to a position as a third grade teacher. I have worked in third grade since. I have continued my education taking courses and now have 60 credits beyond my Master's Degree. I love teaching and look forward to each and every day, knowing that I will continue to learn and grow along with my students.