I am excited for the 2017-18 school year! I am entering my 4th year at West Ridge, and approaching my 5th year living in Austin. I love working at West Ridge, and very grateful to be apart of the Eanes ISD community. I grew up in Lewiston, New York. While I love to go home and visit, I don't miss those Western New York winters! Growing up in Western New York, I am a huge Buffalo Bills fan and every year believe we will win the Super Bowl. I have 1 dog named Marv (after the great Marv Levy), and two badly behaved cats named Larry and Penelope. I obtained my Bachelors degree in History from Buffalo State College and my Masters Degree from Niagara University in Social Studies Education. I have taught multiple subjects and grades, including 11th grade Advanced Placement United States History, Middle School Special Education, 8th Grade US History and 5th grade Science. I also am the cheer sponsor and UIL Impromptu Speaking Coach. I highly encourage students to get involved in school activities and to make the most of out their middle school years! It is going to be a fun and successful year!