I have been employed by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center as a Gifted Intervention Specialist for eleven years. The school I was assigned to was Beaver Local Middle School, and have fortunately not had to change schools. Before coming to Beaver Local, I taught gifted/talented in Sebring and in Poland, Ohio. Before receiving my gifted validation, I taught and substituted in my local school district, Springfield Local. I was encouraged to seek my gifted validation by my three daughters, who were all identified gifted. I enjoy swimming, biking, canoeing, and horseback riding. I have also been told that I am creative.