I was born and raised right here in Union City and graduated from Union Hill High School. My educational background is, I have a B.A. in History from Syracuse University, M.A. in Education from St. Peter's University, as well as, an English as a Second Language certification from New Jersey City University. I have been teaching here in the Union City education system since 1997 where I have been both a third grade teacher and fifth grade teacher. My philosophy on teaching is that I like to be a facilitator. That is, I like to have students try to solve the material on their own and get to their objective with me there to guide them in the right direction. I truly enjoy preparing my students for the future and want to ensure that they are prepared for whatever they encounter in the future.