I graduated in 1981 with a degree in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State College. This is my 33rd year of teaching in the Catholic School Department having started at Sacred Heart School in Gardner in 1982. I started as a second grade teacher and then moved to the fourth grade. Since taking part in a three year Teaching American History Program, I have concentrated mostly on teaching Social Studies where I can combine my love of teaching with my love of history. I have a current certification for elementary school from Kindergarten through grade 8. I live in Winchendon with my husband where I enjoy reading, quilting, and going to my grandchildren’s hockey games.