I was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey with a B.S. in Physiology and a minor in Psychology. I obtained my Master's of Education Degree from Concordia University with a concentration in curriculum, instruction, and methods. I have been teaching various grades and levels of science (as well as Physical Education and Psychology) since 2001 on both the west and east coasts. I was a fellow in the Charlotte Teachers Institute for three years where I participated in various seminars working closely with amazing professors from Davidson College. Through this life-changing experience, I was able to design three unique curriculum units which have been published for the Yale National Initiative
. I have had the honor and immense pleasure of being at Union Academy since 2014 teaching AP Biology, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and Forensic Science, hosting the Pinterest Club, coaching Girls on the Run, being the Student Council Advisor, and helping out with anything that is asked of me. I currently serve as the Assistant Principal of Academics and Student Engagement for the high school. In addition to this role, I will also teach AP Biology.
I have a very active and happy son (Jackson Storm) who is a current eighth grader at Union Academy, a cute little blind pug named Stella and a crazy boxer named Oakley. I love the beach and to travel around the world and can often be seen on many adventures with my son. To me, life is too short to sit still (unless I'm reading or sitting in the sun). Reading is one of my favorite pastimes as well as having a dance party while cleaning my house, snowboarding, kickboxing, doing crafts, and drinking coffee. I love to be outdoors (especially working in my garden, sitting by a bonfire, hiking in the woods, kayaking, running, or reading in a hammock or beach chair). Being a mommy, a teacher, and the best person I can be are what I was put on this Earth to do. I cannot imagine myself doing anything else.