Meet the Teacher

As a graduate of Utica College in December 2012, I am certified to teach Social Studies 7-12.  I have also recently completed my Masters in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. My past educational employment opportunities were with the Camden Central and Oneida City School Districts, located in the Mohawk Valley of New York, as a substitute teacher.  My three years of experience as a classroom teacher and Coach in Canastota, as well as my substitute teaching have honed my communication, planning, instructional, and management skills to use to benefit the district.

 Aside from my diverse experiences with teaching in Canastota, Camden and Oneida, I also have experience in the Whitesboro School District as a student teacher.  While attending Utica College I was able to be a part of the Young Scholars Tutor Program at John F. Kennedy Middle School, of Utica City Schools.  I worked one on one with students during their school day.  Using my knowledge of child development and teaching pedagogy, I was able to successfully motivate and encourage active student learning.  These placements have given me the opportunity to work with a variety of age groups, socio-economic levels, and develop a strong background for teaching and learning.

Since graduating college in 2012, I have also had the opportunity to coach student athletes on both the High School and College levels. I have been the Head Varsity boys Track coach and JV Football coach during the 2015 seasons. In 2014 I was the Varsity Defensive Coordinator for the football team at Camden High, in Camden, NY. I also have experience as a college football defensive backs coach/ JV defensive Coordinator at St. John Fisher College during the 2013 season, when we finished number 8 in the nation for Division 3. The last Three years I have lead the Canastota Boys Track Team to an overall record of 41-0 and help lead them to three straight Center State Conference championships. I believe that the experience I have gained through my coaching endeavors will allow me to have a larger effect on students because I can help to motivate and teach in a variety of settings that are not just limited to the classroom.