Welcome to Parkside Middle School! This is my fourth year at Parkside, my ninth year teaching middle school students, and my eleventh year in Prince William County. I have been a teacher for more than twice that in three different states. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA and am a proud Pittsburgh Penguins fan. I have two sons, a ninth grader and a sixth grader and am the wife of a police officer. In addition to that, I am a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and attend classes in the evenings to continue refining my craft. I am a lifelong learner and intend to instill the same love of learning, books, and writing in your student.