I was born in a small town in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania then went to college at
Slippery Rock University where I received my undergraduate degree in
Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.
I moved to Okeechobee Florida for my first teaching job and was a
kindergarten teacher for 7 years. My journey next took me to North
Carolina where I received my Masters in Special Education and
returned in 2000 to obtain my Masters in School Counseling. In North
Carolina I spent years as a Special Education teacher working with
children with behavior and emotional needs and then as an Elementary
School Counselor and Coach for 14 years. Counseling and Coaching
were the best of my professional passion combined, so I decided
to obtain my Physical Education certificate and became a Personal
I moved to Alabama in July of 2011 and have been a Personal Trainer
in Muscle Shoals and Physical Education Teacher at Deshler Middle.
My heart kept telling me I need to be back with the little ones and
by chance I heard about the KILBY opening! Yay!
I am thrilled to be part of the KILBY family! I feel so fortunate
to be here and the Kilby kids bring me smiles each and every day. I
spend my free time with my two wonderful pups; 6 year old Courage
and 9 month old Crosby who bring me tons of joy and smiles! Besides
time with my pups, I make frequent trips to Ohio to see my family and
awesome nephew Connor, he is a precious 9 month old miracle baby
boy! I also love to train at the gym and work with clients, and
love watching HGTV and sports-especially football!