• welcome

    about I have been teaching at Upper Merion since 2006. I taught 5th, 6th and 8th grade at the middle school before coming to Caley!

    Some of my favorite parts as a STEM teacher are seeing students solving problems, discovering ideas from hands-on activities and learning to “successfully fail”, which leads them to new (and better) ideas!

    When I’m not teaching, I spend time with my husband and two children-we love being outside!  Going on nature walks and splashing in creeks are some of our favorite things to do.



    STEM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In class, we will complete hands-on activities and challenges that touch on all of those components.  Other major focuses in class are collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.  


      • I won a scholarship to teacher space camp! I got to spend a week training like an astronaut with people around the world - I also got interviewed on NBC when I came back! 
      • I went skydiving - yes, I jumped out of an airplane! 
      • I trained for 7 years as an aerialist and got to be in several recitals (My dream still is to join the circus someday…) 
      • I love learning new things!
      • My husband and I have been going to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm for their corn maze since we met in college - we are listed on their board because we’ve been going there so long.  


    Undergrad - Millersville University (Elementary Education with a focus in Science) 2006

    Graduate School: Penn State Great Valley (Science Curriculum and Instruction) 2009, Thesis on Misconceptions in Science

    STEM certificate through the National Institute of STEM education 2022







    Pictures from Slidesmania

Last Modified on July 13, 2022