I have been in the education field for 22 years having spent the last seven working for the Ohio Virtual Academy. Throughout my career I have taught Kindergarten through fourth grade and served as a grade level academic lead teacher and a mentor lead teacher. I grew up in the Toledo area and attended the University of Toledo where I earned my Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Six years ago, I moved to the Dayton area where I live with my husband and four children. They are all very special individuals whom I celebrate every day and they keep me laughing, crying and very grounded.