•   This is my nineteenth year at Mill Pond and I am so excited to be your child's teacher!  I absolutely love working with fifth graders, and I feel so fortunate to be working with yours!

      I began by career with the Lacey Township School District as the elementary World Languge teacher, a position I held for eight years.  As I begin my eleventh year as a Math and Science teacher, I realize this is what I was meant to do!   I love getting to know my students and their wonderful families and truly feel blessed to have been a part of so many siblings' academic paths.  I graduated from Georgian Court College and have a masters degree in education.  

    I live in Barnegat with my husband of 30 years and we are currently going through the "Empty Nest Syndrome"!  My oldest daughter, Kelsey,  is 23 and graduated with a degree in English from Hood College in Maryland.  She has just recently returned to Hood College to obtain her masters degree. My son Max, 21, just began his senior year as an engineering major at Rutgers, New Brunswick. When I am not working at Mill Pond, I love to follow Major League Baseball, the NY Yankees in particular.  The Ritners are huge fans!  I also enjoy swimming, spending time outside and going to the movies or reading.

      I'm really excited to get to know your child and help them become comfortable in their new school.  I am confident it's going to be an amazing year! Please feel free to drop me a note, send a Remind text, call, or send an email if there is anything you need to discuss with me.  Communication between parent and teacher is the best way we can prove to your child we are all in this together!  


**October 2-6**
Spirit Week!
(See Class News for Details)

**October 2**
5th Grade Science Club GROUP 1

**October 3**
5th Grade Math Club GROUP 1

5th Grade Drama Club

**October 9**
School closed to students
Teacher professional day

**October 10**
Trip to Cloverdale Farms

  • - Thought Board - 

     The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.