What I love about Dunn Elementary, an IB World School:
The thing I love about Dunn Elementary, is the diversity that we have here. I love the way our international and new students alike are immediately accepted by our well rooted students as part of the Dunn family.
What I love most about my job:
The thing I love most about being in a school setting is being able to watch our students grow and change as the years pass. My position as the school secretary/registrar, affords me the opportunity to get to know our students from the very start of their school years. I am able to see them grow from little shy, apprehensive students to becoming confident, outgoing students. It is such a joy to watch our students blossom.
Favorite children's book/author:
While in the Virginia Beach School District, I worked 5 years in the library as a Library Media Specialist Assistant. I absolutely loved my job and getting our students excited about reading books. I think one of my most favorite author and book series was by Susan Collins who wrote Gregor the Overlander. Of course, there were many, many more and I would read books that the students would suggest I read.
What I like to do outside of school:
Outside of work and the school setting, I like to swim, read books, spending time outdoors, and mostly I love spending time with my husband, children, family, and fur babies. I am always trying new recipes - I love to cook & bake.
I am originally from Pennsylvania but, I lived in Virginia Beach for 27 years. I worked in the Virginia Beach School District for 15 years before getting hired at Dunn Elementary in 2011.
Something else I would like to share:
I tend to be a risk-taker when it comes to trying new things. I have never skiied but, would love to try snowboarding and snowshoeing.