It was with great pleasure that I accepted the role of Principal at Pleasant View Elementary, beginning the 2018-2019 school year. I am a native Pennsylvanian, who spent a decade in Nebraska, going to school, teaching 7th and 8th grade Reading and Language Arts, as well as Special Education. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Secondary Education and Language Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and went on to earn my first Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College of Nebraska. After moving back to Pennsylvania, I earned my graduate degree in Special Education from Messiah College, and later, my Principals certification from the California University of Pennsylvania.
I have had the privilege of teaching to diverse populations and cultures, which has helped to shape many of the thoughts and philosophies I have in Education. Sir Richard Branson said, “Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.” I believe this is an essential component to success. You must take the time to listen to yourself, your mentors and your colleagues. I have dedicated myself to the role in order to better serve our school, staff, and especially the students. As Pleasant View's Principal, I am able to utilize my skills, as well as my passion for learning to help the children of our community. I have an unfailing commitment to my students. I rely heavily on my strong morals and ethical standing to lead and mentor both my staff and students.
I want every student I encounter to leave this school with the feelings of empowerment, success, and leadership. I want each student to become better learners, confident in what they know and certain that they will be able to discover what they do not. Working collaboratively with teachers, parents, and community partners, we will foster each student’s knowledge that they hold the power and success of their future in their own hands. Students will look back on their time with us at Red Lion, and know that even though they've been challenged, they grew and learned because of it.