Denise has been with LCDS since August 2020.  She is a Virginia native, having graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  After clowning around in college and graduating, Denise decided to run away and join the circus.  She worked for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus for five years before jumping on the Administrative Assistant track for another four years.  She then raised her two daughters through their elementary years before coming back to the school system.  She worked for LCPS as both a Special Ed. and Regular Ed. Teacher Assistant for eight years and loved it.  Denise enjoys working with young kids and helping to fan into flame their curiosity and love for learning.  She enjoys connecting with each child and seeing all facets of their unique personalities.  Denise loves reading books to students because she is an avid reader herself.  She also loves art, theatre, music, and sports.  She is a dog-lover and has two Golden Retrievers, Penny and Oshie.