• Hello to all of you who have found yourself on my page! I just wanted to give you a little background of how I became a Lake Shore Eagle.
     
    My educational background:
     
    I grew up in the Western New York area and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1999, where my path led me to Fredonia State College.  I was fortunate enough to be involved in a wonderful education program and earned my Bachelor of Arts in English Education in 2003.  I then went on to work on my graduate studies at Buffalo State College.  I graduated with a Master of Science in English Education in 2007.  
     
    My Lake Shore background:
     
    During my student teaching, I fell in love with middle-level education.  I was fortunate to find a job in the area that I am passionate about, and I began teaching at Lake Shore Middle School in the fall of 2004.  I have been working with 8th graders exclusively for over a decade and although I joke that I am forever "stuck" in eighth grade, I enjoy every crazy minute of working with this age group!
     
    My personal background:
     
    I am an avid reader, so I try to instill a love of reading for pleasure in my students.  You can often find me outdoors; I am very active, a nature-lover, and am my happiest in my gardens.  As someone who loves to see our area on the up-swing, I am proud to live in the Village of Hamburg with my husband, our toddler daughter, Vera, and our fun-loving dogs, Hazel, Nova, and Zeta.