Welcome to 6th grade Social Studies on Team United. This year we will study United States History through 1865! I am thrilled to begin my 17th year of teaching and as a founding member of Gainesville Middle School for the Arts and Sciences I am excited to be a part of our 10 year anniversary! I am originally from the Philadelphia area where I graduated in 1996 from Central Bucks High School West. I graduated on 2000 from the University of Delaware with a dual major in Elementary Education (kindergarten through 6th) and Special Education (grades preK through 12), with a minor in History. In 2006 I was awarded a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction through the University of Virginia. I am married to a high school history teacher and a proud mom of two amazing and beautiful daughters (one of which joins me here for middle school this year). I know this will be a fantastic year and I look forward to working with all students and their families as a collaborative team to meet the needs of Team United!