I grew up in Massachusetts, south of Boston. I received my BA in Elementary Education from Bridgewater State University in 2009, and started my teaching career as a a Title I reading and math teacher in Plymouth, MA. In 2013, my husband, Michael, and I needed a change of pace and moved to Portland. We love it up here in Maine! We now live in a quiet little house in the woods in Fryeburg with our two sons, our cat, eight icelandic sheep, two ducks and a hive of honeybees. In addition to teaching, I enjoy reading good books, baking, going on outdoor adventures, and being artistic and creative.