After completing my dual Bachelor's degree at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 1995 with honors, I began working for a genealogy book company in Ohio as a multilingual book editor, translating digital books from English into French and Spanish. It was an enriching experience for me. Then a friend enthusiastically invited me to visit Costa Rica. Falling in love with the people and culture, I decided to start teaching English to adults in the private American Institute of Language. I enjoyed working with adults, then found a position as a first-grade teacher in a private bilingual school. Since I loved teaching English to first graders, I decided to get my Masters in Education K-3, through the University of Framingham, Massachusetts, while teaching. I ended up teaching grades 1- 4 at this school and finishing my Master's with honor's in 2000, while also raising my two-year-old son Nico, with my Costa Rican husband.
My daughter is now a sophomore at Country Day School, and my son graduated last year and chose to be a Marine. Both of my children have loved being students at Country Day School since they started in Pre-K. As well as full-time teaching, I also enjoy engaging grade 1 and 2 children in Beginner's French Club after school. I also thrive to practice yoga, enjoy the beaches and volcanoes in Costa Rica, as well as traveling throughout the United States and Europe.