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I grew up in Stillwater most of my childhood and attended Stillwater from Kindergarten through tenth grade. I then switched schools and finished my high school career at Spa Catholic. My favorite subjects were math and “gym” class. I played as many sports as I could. I enjoyed soccer, volleyball, basketball and mainly focused on softball. That was my best sport. I was the main pitcher, starting varsity in eighth grade. I had a very successful pitching career. After graduation in 2000, I started school at ACC for nursing. I realized two years into the program that nursing was not meant for me. I then enrolled into Coastal Carolina, SC for the Physical Education program. I knew that’s where I was meant to be; in education. Teaching kids how and why to enjoy movement and helping them develop their physical skills is my passion. To be able to watch a kid start with little to no skill what-so-ever to watching them celebrate their small achievements within that skill is so rewarding. That’s why I love teaching.
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Since graduating from Sage College with my Masters in Health Education, I taught briefly at Schuylerville for a maternity leave position and then began working at Cambridge Central School in 2009. I have enjoyed being a part of this school district because I find the students are very pleasant to teach. They are respectful and eager to learn. Teaching health is important to me because students need as much knowledge about their own health as possible. “You can have all the riches and success in the world, but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” - Steven Adler
After playing softball for about 25 years, my first coaching experience was modified girls softball at Galway in 2003. That solidified my love for the sport and coaching. I went on to coach many other sports. I eventually became the assistant softball coach/pitching coach at Skidmore College Div. III for seven years. After that, I decided to bring my knowledge to Cambridge Softball. My plan is to continue to help build the program here in Cambridge by extending my knowledge, skills and love for the game.