2nd Grade Teacher
I grew up in the Harrisburg, PA area, and came to know Jesus when I was 16 years old, as a result of faithful friends sharing the gospel with me! I started my college education at James Madison University in the field of nursing, but eventually transferred to Clarks Summit University to study elementary education and Bible. The Lord certainly knew what He was doing, because many of my biggest passions in life are studying the Bible, education (in both church and school), and ministry leadership—all things I learned while at CSU! While there, I met my husband, (Pastor) Matt, and we got married in 2008. Together we are raising two sweet boys, Hudson and Charlie, and serving our FBC church family!
I started teaching at DCS in 2008, in Pre-K and then Kindergarten. I took a break to stay home and raise my boys, and during that time I completed my Master’s Degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I served on the DCS School Committee from 2019-2022, started back to work as an aide in 2021, and now am serving in the second grade teacher position.
Some of my favorite things are: reading, puzzling, the Christmas season, all things coffee, vacationing/road trips, celebrating good things in life, and spending quality time with our youth group teens, friends, and family!
One verse that continually runs through my mind is Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” As I walk through this life, I’m reminded often of the sweet reality that God is always at work in my life and in my heart—continually shaping me into the likeness of Jesus, until the day I get to see Him face to face!