Meet the teacher

  • Hello.  Welcome to my web site.  I have been teaching in Jackson Local Schools for 29 years.  I started my career at Lake Cable Elementary and then came to Sauder Elementary.  I started my teaching career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I grew up.  I was born and raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh called Sarver (about 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh).  I attended and graduated from Slippery Rock University.  Yes, there really is such a place.  I taught in Pennsylvania for a year before making Ohio my home.

    I have two children which both attend Jackson Local Schools.  I have a daughter and a son.  I have always been proud to teach in Jackson, but I am even more proud of the education that my children receive as students in this fine district.  
    I love animals of all kinds.  I have a dog named Pumpkin and a cat named CAT, both of which I rescued.  I live in a log home and have a lot of critters that visit my home.  Currently, I am raising two raccoons.  They visit nightly and their favorite meal so far has been onion rings.  
    I am a Steelers fan and a Penguins fan.  My family and I spend a lot of time visiting Pennsylvania and attending football and hockey games.  Go black and gold!