Degrees and Certifications:
BA History Fordham University MST Social Studies Adolescent Education (7-12) Fordham University New York State Professional Certification Social Studies 7-12
It is with great joy that I return to the academic community of Saint Demetrios School as an educator after attending Saint Demetrios as a student many years ago. I join this prestigious and historic community with the hope of instilling the love for learning within young minds and cultivating character within young hearts. Saint Demetrios Cathedral has been and is my home parish as I was born and raised in Astoria, where I continue to live with my husband and newborn daughter. I am honored to join the community I was baptized and married in to become part of a greater learning family whose dedication and talents will help foster the continued progress and success of our children.
My love for teaching began when I was only five years old while my love for history was cultivated in my high school years highlighted by a perfect 100 on both the Global History Regents and the U.S. History and Government Regents. Moreover, I earned the distinction of graduating as class Valedictorian. I hold my New York State Professional Certification in Social Studies Adolescence Education and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Teaching both from Fordham University. I was also recognized as the sole recipient of the Fordham History department’s Honors Award in my graduating class.
Over the course of my ten year experience in the field of education, I completed fieldwork at three NYC public schools and two tutoring centers before joining a parochial school in Brooklyn as the Middle School Social Studies Teacher. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I served as Middle School Dean (Director), Coordinator of Student Activities, and School Trip Coordinator where I organized and led carefully planned one day trips to destinations like Lancaster, Hershey, and Philadelphia among other field trips. I led Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings, implemented Inquiry Design Model in Social Studies teaching, and advised and mentored Middle School teachers on best practices, Project Based Learning (PBL), educational methods, lesson planning, technology use, and administrative matters. I also coordinated fundraisers and student enrichment events including Presidential Debate activities, International Day festivities, and student government elections. Furthermore, as the 8th Grade Homeroom teacher, I coordinated the high school application process, Ring Ceremony, and Graduation festivities. Parents, students, and colleagues alike appreciate my care, dedication, professionalism, and thorough work. I cherish the opportunity to guide the students I am entrusted with, while striving to inspire them each and every day.