I was born and raised in Western Springs, Illinois which is a western suburb of Chicago. My favorite subjects in school were science and music. My favorite activities were hunter/jumper horseback riding and chorus.
I attended Manhattanville College for 2 years in Purchase, New York before transferring to the University of Florida. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology at U of F and became an avid Gator football fan. Go Gators!
My graduate education brought me to North Carolina where I attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where I earned a Master's of Social Work with a concentration in Child and Adult Mental Health. Besides a great education, I learned there were other great sports besides Florida football …Carolina basketball. Go Tarheels!
I moved to Winston-Salem in 1988 and have worked at St. Leo Catholic School for 20 years. Go Lions!
My wonderful family includes my husband, Larry and my daughter, Natalie who is a St. Leo Catholic School alumni. She recently graduated from James Madison University with a Master's of Arts Degree in Teaching and is a teacher at Wilson Elementary School in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.