I am honored to have been chosen to fill a School Committee Vacancy in February 2020, representing the two towns I consider “home”.
My family and I lived in Berlin for eight years prior to moving to Boylston, where we have resided since 2010. My two children have attended both BES and Tahanto. When they were students at BES, I was PTO Treasurer for 3 years, an active classroom and library volunteer, Room Parent, and worked on the district’s Superintendent Search Committee and the Social-Emotional Curriculum (SEL) Search Committee. I have always enjoyed being in the schools, helping teachers, and giving back.
Education is my first love. I taught my very first year in the 3rd grade at the Berlin Memorial School, a one-year hire covering maternity leave. I spent the next 8 years at the Abbot School in Westford, MA, where I taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades as inclusion and differentiated instruction classroom. I worked closely with the administration and helped create student rubrics for the MCAS long and short compositions, both of which became part of the district’s Improvement Plan in early 2000. After receiving my M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Supervision, I trained teachers in grades 3-5 on MCAS best practices.
I am currently a Realtor, working with Boylston’s Walsh & Associates, and received my Massachusetts 1-6 Re-Certification in June of 2020. I am also a founding & prior Board Member of Hope Lives Here (a nonprofit that services grieving adults) and a current board member of the Matthew John Phillips Scholarship fund. Volunteering helps me to give back to the community and the people who matter most.