2I have been in the teaching field for 22 years! I have made Barnstead Elementary School my teaching home for the past 12 years. I love being with young children. There are few work environments where you are greeted by smiles and hugs each day, not to mention the excitement for learning that 5 and 6 year olds have- it's contagious. Every year is a gift and I am lucky to have chosen a profession that I love so much. I am inspired by your children each and every day... they teach me so much! Beyond my school family I have my own family made up of my husband, Jason, and twins Anastasia and Andrew who are in fourth grade this year.