• Hello everyone, and welcome to my 'All About Me' page.


    I graduated from the University of Delaware  in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.


    Right after college I began teaching at Franklin Elementary School in South Plainfield, NJ, where I taught 3rd and 5th grade special education.  Then in 2002 I made great decision and changed teaching jobs to Grover Cleveland Middle School. I have been here ever since. In January of 2007 I earned my Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities, along with my Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant certification, from Montclair State University .


    This year (2022-2023) will be my 21st year teaching at Grover Cleveland Middle School.   Aside from teaching language arts and study skills in room 310, I will be co-teaching with Miss McCarthy and Miss Franklin for language arts. I am looking forward to an exciting school year!


    Fun Facts About Me:

    • I have two amazing kids, Emily Mattingly and Matthew Jeter. Yes, both have middle names in honor of two Yankee greats!!
    • I have 3 cats (2 brothers and their sister)- Max, PK, and Shea. (All named after hockey players)
    • My favorite vacation spots are New Hampshire, the Florida Keys, and Montreal, Canada.
    • My family loves visiting ball parks and stadiums. To date, I have visited over 24 baseball stadiums, 9 football stadiums, and 7 hockey arenas. Comerica Park (home of the Detroit Tigers), PNC Park (home of the Pittsburgh Pirates), Bell Centre (home of the Monreal Canadiens), and Lambeau Field (home of the Green Bay Packers) are a few of my favorites!!
    • I continued to do a lot of reading over the summer- mainly young adult novels. Some of my favorites included The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, Things Seen from Above by Shelley Pearsall, and the Fun Jungle series by Stuart Gibbs.