Phone: (610) 932-6615
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in English - Temple University (2006) Bachelors in Secondary Education - Temple University (2006) Masters in Museum Studies/Communication - University of the Arts (2010) PA Level II Certificates: Library Science K-12 English 7-12
Hello and Welcome to Penn's Grove Library!
I am very happy to serve as the Librarian at Penn's Grove! I have been in education for over fourteen years, first appointed as an English instructor in the Pocono Area, then as an English teacher in Philadelphia where I also took on School Library responsibilities. During my teaching years in Philadelphia, I served as a Consulting Educator and Supervisor for our school's Drexel University Partnership where I provided training to Drexel students who were aspiring educators. For the last five years, I worked in district administration for Federal Programs (specifically management of Title I, II, and III), and grant compliance of federal and private grants at the district and school levels, working closely with district leadership in implementing district-wide initiatives and annual compliance reviews from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
During my time in the Philadelphia area, I have also worked at various museums and institutions within their Education departments and have worked specifically with the Philadelphia Museum of Art for ten years, have designed lessons for the Penn Museum (on the Shinx of Ramses II), and have harvested data for grant and marketing initatives for the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Chester County Historical Society, among other institutions.
I have earned undergraduate degrees in Secondary Education and English from Temple University in 2006 and earned a Masters in Museum Studies/Communications from the University of the Arts in 2010 where I had a wonderful opportunity to expand my knowledge on program management, budget, and administration for non-profits while also learning how to care for priceless art and artiacts, catalogue vast collections, and design captivating programming that align to common core educational standards.
I am thrilled to have joined our wonderful Oxford School District as the Librarian at Penn's Grove and have found that our students have a wonderful spark for learning. Please reach out if there is any way we can help you and your child.
Librarian, Penn's Grove School