I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful new school for my first year as permanent staff. Last year I worked as a casual E.A. and in the past have worked with a variety of special needs students. My passion for helping children with special needs began 16 years ago while working with a very special autistic child and his family. It is a joy to work with such a talented and enthusiastic group of staff and students. I am looking forward to learning from them and helping the students develop their love of learning. Being a part of helping students succeed in their learning and watching them grow is in my opinion one of the most rewarding careers! As a mother of three and a new grandma I enjoy time spent with my family, camping, hiking and skiing.