After graduating from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 2003, I began my career in education as a high school special education teacher. I taught or tutored for 16 years, across most subject areas and ages 5- 21. In 2018, I was teaching elementary special education when I began working on the side as an assistant instructional designer with a former teaching colleague. Together, we helped entrepreneurs turn their expert knowledge into online courses, complete with instructionally sound workbooks, course materials, video, and more.
I began to consider leaving the classroom during the 2019-2020 school year, as I had the need for a more flexible schedule that would allow me to be more available for my newly-minted high schooler and his cross country and track schedule. I began to work as a virtual assistant in early March 2020, and left the classroom at the end of that school year to work as a VA across several different industries.
I began working as a social media manager and product writer in the TPT space in January 2021, and found my niche! I love being part of the TPT space, supporting educators, and seeing all of the wonderful work that teachers are doing with their students across the country. I’m looking forward to helping TPT sellers streamline their businesses so they can keep supporting teachers!
I live in Maryland with my husband, my two teenage sons, my teenage daughter, and my lazy beagle, Lemon. I enjoy coaching basketball and track and field, as well as cheering on my kids as they participate in sports, Scouts, and marching band. I also enjoy reading, hiking, kayaking, Jazzercise, and listening to true crime podcasts.