I am a Penn State Alumni with a Master’s Degree in Education from the College of New Jersey. I have taught every age group from pre-school to high school. The majority of my teaching has taken place in Hunterdon, Bergen and Mercer County, New Jersey. As an advocate for global connections, I taught for several years at the American Community School of Athens, Greece attaining certification as an International Bachelorette teacher. In 2018, I received the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching which granted me a six-month fellowship at the University of London’s Institute of Education. While studying in the United Kingdom, I developed resources for teachers to use in addressing the unprecedented number of students struggling with anxiety and depression. Upon my return, I joined my colleagues in establishing a Mindfulness practice and a Mindfulness garden at Delaware Township School. As a recipient of the 2020-2021 Hunterdon County Teacher of the Year award, I continue to network with teacher throughout New Jersey who share my enthusiasm for education.