I live in East Aurora, which allows me a much closer proximity to PCS compared to my previous residence! I grew up in Cheektowaga, and then lived in downtown Buffalo for much of my young-adult life. I graduated with a dual undergraduate B.S. degree from Canisius College in 2006. Soon thereafter, I accepted a teaching position at Oracle Charter School in the city of Buffalo. I left Oracle to become employed at Pioneer, and have been a Panther since November 5, 2008. I have also received a Master's degree in Education, beginning my studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, in Germany. I was awarded my Ed.M From the University at Buffalo in September 2010. I have also coached cheerleading, and hope to pursue a second opportunity at receiving an education in Europe. I absolutely love teaching, as well as the community (especially my students, of course!) here at Pioneer.