...I am a 30+year teaching veteran and am delighted to be a member of The Burlington School family! I grew up in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia on a dairy and beef cattle farm. I am an Elon College graduate with a degree in music education and performance. I returned to school to obtain my certification in early childhood education in order to teach in the classroom. I have an artistic background and incorporate the arts in many aspects of my daily teaching. I especially enjoy teaching reading and pride myself in successfully teaching children to comprehend what they read. I have a rescue dog named Olive, three cats named: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carlene, and Fred. Our classroom has a pet snake named Larry! I am so happy to be a Spartan!