McLean School embodies what I value as a teacher: adaptability, collaboration, and innovation. It has been a privilege to develop the computer science, engineering, and robotics classes for McLean’s Upper School. I have a BS in Computer Science from Loyola University and a secondary school math certification from Notre Dame of Maryland University. I have worked at Computer Sciences Corporation and Westinghouse. Currently, I’m completing my Masters in Education. I home educated my three children and offered a Robotics class for home schoolers. In 2005, my students competed in the International Trinity College Robotics Fire Fighting Contest in Hartford, Connecticut and took first place in the world, competing against colleges and universities. I have a passion for traveling to Ireland, writing novels, riding segways, playing the piano, and gardening. I am an animal lover and have three cats and a German Shepherd dog.