Welcome to my class! This year I am teaching 4th grade Science and Social Studies. I am a graduate of Altoona Area High School Class of 1990. I received a Bachelor's degree from Penn State University in Elementary Education. I began my teaching career in Texas where I taught for 6 1/2 years before returning to Altoona. I have two teenage children who are very active in sports throughout the year, and I love to read in my spare time.