As a certified Elementary Education Teacher and Reading Specialist I enjoy having the opportunity to teach each and every day at Good Sam. Prior to teaching Kindergarten my background includes having taught First, Third and Fifth grade, a Reading Specialist consultant, Library and writing curriculum for public schools. With over 30 years of teaching experience I have found my teaching niche in Kindergarten. I measure my students’ progress not by “A”s or “B”s but by the smiles of success on my students’ faces as they grow in academic skills and personal self-confidence and growth. The Kindergarten program is rooted in strong academics with much enrichment, encouraging hands on opportunities for learning. Our academic program in conjunction with Christian values provides young children with a solid basis for success. I have two grown daughters. My youngest attended Good Sam and had a marvelous educational experience; one filled with academic readiness and opportunities to play and explore all while establishing friendships and developing self-confidence.