I knew I wanted to be a teacher since second grade when the Dominican sisters taught me in Farmington, Michigan. I pursued my dream at Xavier University and later my masters at Northern Kentucky University. All of my thirty-three years of teaching has been in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. I have taught all grade levels, but am currently happily teaching and learning with third graders. I value time with family and friends and am an active member of St. Joseph Church in Camp Springs, Kentucky. My role models are my loving parents, the late Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Pope Francis’ words inspire me today. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, and making crafts. I believe everyday should include learning something new and doing acts of kindness. I feel blessed to work with the staff and families of St. Veronica.