I have been working at Maria Regina for twenty years in many capacity such as afterschool personnel and teacher assistant in kindergarten for two years. I have taught first grade for seven years and this is my fourth year as the second grade teacher. I believe that education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters a classroom. Academic learning must begin with motivation and inspiration. As professionals entrusted with the education of young minds, educators must facilitate learning and growth academically, personally, and spiritually. By providing a quality education to each individual in one's classroom, an educator provides children with the tools essential for success in life. It is my goal to academically challenge all students in a fun and nurturing environment. With your support, we are going to have a very successful school year.