I graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in May of 2000. I received a B.S. of Education in Elementary Education and an Elementary Spanish Minor. In 2010, I became certified in Middle Level Science (7th-9th). I have also completed some graduate courses through Performance Learning Systems, which is accredited through Gannon University.

For the first 19 years of my career I had had many hats at St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School. In my time there I had taught: K-8 Computers/Robotics, Middle School Social Studies, 4-8 Science, 4-8 Health, 4-8 STREAM (STEM), and K-8 Spanish. I also served as the head teacher, as well as, the Assistant to the Administrator and had many administrative duties, including: Technology Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, Curriculum Writer, and much more.