I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences and then went on to complete a Masters degree at Kean University in Union, NJ in Speech Pathology. In 2009, I became a Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) certified assistive technology practitioner (ATP), specializing in assistive technology and augmentative communication. Before joining Essex Fells School District, I worked for 15 years at a special needs private school servicing students with multiple handicaps and disabilities. In my off time, I am a wife, to my husband Jason of 16 years, and my 2 children Micayla (13) and Ethan (11). In the summer I work at Camp Canadensis as the health center adminstrator and spend my summers up in the beautiful Pocono mountains with my children. I am very active in my children’s PTA at their schools and love to cook and bake, play mahjong, go down the shore, travel, and spend time with family and friends.