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Sammons “Meet The Teacher” – Sammons Elementary School


Thanks so much for stopping by to learn a few things about me! I am very excited about being your child's teacher and I am looking forward to a wonderful year!


From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I love working with children of all ages and am fortunate to have had a vast variety of teaching experience in my 30 years of teaching. After graduating from Glassboro State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and History, I taught computer classes, tutored, and took a long term 4th grade position at Herma Simmons Elementary in Clayton, New Jersey. I worked in Clayton for three years before coming to South Harrison. In South Harrison I have worked in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade positions. During that time I also went back to college at Rowan University to earn a Master's Degree in Reading as well as certification to be a Reading Specialist. After developing a love for teaching Math, I also became Highly Qualified in Math (K-8).


I know I was meant to end up at South Harrison, as it is here where I met Doug,my husband of 20 years. He is a music teacher in the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District. We have two children, Douglas who is 18 and Samantha who is almost 16. Douglas is a freshman in college this year majoring in Physics. Samantha will be a junior in high school this year. She plays soccer, the clarinet, and takes voice lessons. They keep us very busy and are the pride and joy of our lives.


I feel very fortunate to be able to have a career I enjoy so much. Thank you in advance for sharing your child with me this school year!