I am in my 22nd year of teaching at Stony Brook and have been in teaching for 30 years. I received my BA from Kean in English and Education, and my MA in Teaching Strategies from Marygrove. My teaching experience ranges from nursery (age 2 1/2) to high school. At Stony Brook, I have taught fifth grade, first grade, and am currently academic support in grades 1, 3, and 4. I am married for 32 years, have two beautiful, grown-up children, and three wonderful grandsons. In my "spare" time, I enjoy gardening, reading, and crocheting.