About Me

About Me

 

Greetings from the Jersey Shore!

 

I grew up in the "Ocean Acres" part of Manahawkin, and graduated from Southern Regional in 1995.  Eventually, I moved to Mount Laurel and commute to Barnegat every day.

Where did I get my college degrees?  In 2002, I graduated from the Richard Stockton College with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, and focused in science and anthropology courses.  

I graduated with my first Masters of Arts in Education (MAED) from University of Phoenix in 2008.  Later, I decided to enroll in the library science program at Drexel University in 2012, and graduated with my second Master's degree in Library Science in 2014.   I focused in the School Library Information Media Specialist (SLIMS) Certification at Drexel so I can work in schools.  Yes, that means I am a certified School Library Media Specialist, or you can just call me a School Librarian.  

In 2004, I started working at the Stafford Township School District as a substitute teacher.  I stayed at the Intermediate School (grades 5 & 6) as their long-term substitute, maternity leave and detention teacher.  In 2014, I began my adventure at the Horbelt School as the School Library Media Specialist after Mrs. Kadlubowski (Mrs. K) retired.  

As most librarians are part of some professional organization; I'm a member with the New Jersey Association for School Librarians (NJASL).  Currently, I'm working on my Google Certification as a Level 1 Educator.

 

In my spare time, I read tons of books, and write book reviews for publishing companies.  I'm also assisting my mom with a family genealogy project which involves lots of research.  Besides looking at books, I do other activities, such as camping, hiking or kayaking with my family.  Oh, and I love to travel!