Not only am I a compassionate and goal-oriented person, but I am a dedicated volunteer, educator, and innovator. I currently hold three New Jersey state teaching certifications with advanced standing: Elementary School Teacher in Grades K – 5, Elementary School Teacher with Subject Matter Specialization: Language Arts/Literacy Specialization in Grades 5 – 8, and Teacher of English (K-12). I will be continuing my education in 2013 to earn an ESL Endorsement through Monmouth University's graduate program. In my spare time, I am an avid reader and enjoy writing short stories, scripts, poetry, and lyrics. My other hobbies include but are not limited to cooking, volunteering, listening to music, attending concerts, traveling, caring for my two cats, and spending time with family and friends.