Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Shippensburg University, PA Master of Arts, Elementary Education, West Virginia University, WV
Mrs. Banks / TIS and SYSOP
I starting teaching in Berkeley County in 1987. My first 16 years of teaching were here, instructing 6th and 7th graders in math and a few reading classes. When Orchard View opened, I left to teach 4th grade and went through the training to become a State Certified Technology Integration Specialist in 2008. In 2011, I continued down grade levels to become a Technology Educator and SYSOP at the new SMP “Green School.” I am very happy to be starting my fifth year back at HMS where I started!
I am originally from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. I grew up riding my bike through Valley Forge Park, doing a lot of shopping at King of Prussia Mall. After moving to WV many years ago, I'm now calling myself a West Virginian. Go Mountaineers! I still love riding my bike along the C&O Canal and shopping. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, kayaking, and skiing.
At home, I have a husband named Andrew, two sons, and a toy poodle named Jax. My youngest, Harrison is starting his junior year at WVU in the mechanical engineering program. Colin just graduated from WVU this past summer with a B.S. degree in multisubjects. I am also an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where I participate in many church events, along with my family.