I am originally from New York but moved south to attend Vanderbilt University, (Go ‘Dores!). I received my undergraduate degree there in early childhood education and child studies before staying to receive my Masters degree in reading education. I then taught kindergarten in Nashville before moving to the DC area. I have been at Barrett since 2012 and spent my first four years here teaching first grade. This year I am excited to be working with the third grade team as a reading specialist. I am also excited to continue working with first graders through Reading Recovery and providing them with intensive reading instruction.