Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware I often will claim Philadelphia, PA as home since it is so close and well, most people don’t know where Wilmington, Delaware is. I am currently in my 9th year of teaching as a Learning Specialist but have been working with kids for many years prior to teaching.
Growing up, I was born and raised in Delaware and although small, it has benefits. My mom is from Baltimore, Maryland where I spent most holidays as a child. Most of my summers were spent down at the Jersey Shore, where my parents met. Living on the east coast, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel often since the states are much closer together. You can drive through several states in just one day. I am also an avid Philadelphia sports fan (regardless of how well they are doing!)
I moved to Portland, Oregon 3 years ago with my partner, Jermill to have a fresh start. We instantly fell in love with Portland and knew it was the right fit for us. We have 2 fur babies, a French Bulldog named Wayne and an Olde English Bulldogge named Duke. We love to go hiking, explore new parts of Oregon, play cards, and watch movies.
I have found my new home here in Portland and a school where I love to work every day!