Teacher BiographyI am in my 25th year of teaching at Stony Brook and have been in teaching for 33 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 kindergarten and 2. I am married for 35 years, have two beautiful, grown-up children, and three wonderful grandsons. My husband and both my children attended Stony Brook. My son is also a teacher, currently teaching in the Hillside school district.In my "spare" time, I enjoy gardening, reading, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint, and spending time with my grandchildren. I love to see former students when they come to Stony Brook to visit. It is also my great pleasure to hear from many former students via email and letters. Keep them coming!A special message to several former students who are currently deployed: I think of you and send you good thoughts every day!