A few words about who I am…
From a very early age, it became apparent that children would be at the heart of any future career. School was always enjoyable, and the library became the center of my world after school. I used to think, “Wow! If I read all of the books on these shelves, I’d be so smart!” So as a result of that love of learning, I went to Hartwick College, and then Southern Connecticut State University to become a Library Media Specialist. I began my career in Trumbull at Tashua School in 1987, under the leadership of Jackie Norcel, and we have been together ever since! While at Tashua, I was the Library Media Specialist and Lead Teacher. During that time I was awarded the Weller Excellence in Teaching Award and the CT Celebration of Excellence Award twice.
I went back to Southern to earn my Educational Leadership degree in Administration, and was named Assistant Principal in Trumbull, serving at both Frenchtown and Daniel’s Farm Schools from 2003-04, Frenchtown and Middlebrook Schools from 2004-2006, and since 2007, I have been at Frenchtown School full-time.
I have two sons, Ian, who is an Assistant Principal at Housatonic Regional High School, and Andrew, who recently was published in the CT Post for his reflective essay on reflections on 9/11. Cassidy and Emily are my two granddaughters, who are the joy of my life, and make me aware of the current trends for kids, from fashion to TV shows, music, and movies! For balance in my life, I sing with a group called the Connecticut Master Chorale, and I also love to travel, especially to Europe. There is so much to learn about the world and people of every culture!
This year I have been assigned to both Middlebrook and Frenchtown Schools, and to be able to see almost 1000 children every week!