I was an athlete in high school, but never a distance runner. In April of 2014, I ran my first 5K. Five years, and four, half marathons later, I will be running my first marathon. As a native of Boston, I grew up watching the marathon as a spectator, cheering on the runners. Now, I will be a participant anticipating the crowd's support, as I make my way up heartbreak hill.
I am proud to have been chosen to run for the Newton Schools Foundation. The foundation supports new curricula and learning opportunities that foster high achievement for all students. As a special educator in Newton for the past fifteen years, I have had the opportunity to strengthen my skills and see, first hand the positive impact that these programs have on our students. The funds raised go directly to the professional development of the staff, and programs for the students.
Thank you for your support and generosity :)