I was born in Rochester, New York in 1977 which makes me old school but not as old as prokaryotic organisms. I am the youngest of three children and my mom's favorite although Charyll, if asked publicly, will deny that. I graduated from Greece Arcadia High School; don't be jealous! I had really good grades because I worked hard to do well and hard work pays off. Still, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I went to the University of Buffalo for two years to be a pharmacist. Then I thought about actually being a pharmacist and I hated the idea! I transferred to Cornell University and earned my Bachelors degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society. After graduating, I still didn't know what I wanted to do. Maybe be a magician's assistant? One day, I took a job as a substitute teacher and I loved it! Then, in September of 2000, I went back to school to get my Masters degree in science education at St. John Fisher College, started teaching at James Madison School of Excellence and- here's the romantic part- got married. I have now been married and teaching for over fifteen years!
My husband and I have two daughters, Kahmil and Haven. They are both in the HOLA program at School 12. When I am not being a wife, mom, daughter, sister, or friend, I am involved with my Baha'i Faith community, reading, watching Netflix, doing yoga, napping, or eating Aldi's peanut butter cups and shrimp poppers. Life is good!