On March 5, 2010 I had the chance to spend the day with the 2011 nominees for Teacher of the Year, including my friend and fellow nominee, Amy Hediger. Their displays were amazing and their passion for education is contagious! We all teach different ages and content specialties, but we share a commitment to education. It was a very special day shared with my family and school colleagues!

I am honored to be a member of the 2011 group of nominees!

My display showcased my philosophy of teaching and student work.
My mom and dad have supported me on my entire journey. I am so grateful to have them by my side! Today was also a celebration for my mom's impressive 25 year teaching career. She's my inspiration!
My husband and greatest cheerleader
Amy Hediger and I were teammates on the UMF field hockey field. I am glad I was able to share this journey with her.
Thank you to Jody Workman, my teaching buddy, Kathy Harris-Smedberg and Gary Smith, RSU 18 superintendent for joining me today at the Hall of Flags!