I began my career 23 years ago after graduating from Salisbury State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I spent my first year at H.O.B as a full time substitute for two teachers that were on maternity leave. The next year I began teaching 3rd grade in room 14 where I remained for 14 years. I returned to graduate school while teaching 3rd grade and earned a master’s degree in reading and also certification in school administration from Wilmington University. After teaching 3rd grade I became Hob’s Title I/HOSTS Coordinator for 5 years. For the next 2 years I served as the Reading Specialist for Mariner Middle School, Beacon Middle School, and Cape Henlopen High School. I am also an adjunct faculty member at Wilmington University and teach graduate courses to teachers earning their master’s degree in reading.