Mrs. Potter received her Bachelor's Degree from Western New England College (now known as Western New England University) and her Master's Degree from Elms College.


After completing her Student Teaching with Mrs. Lewison at East Street School she was hired as a Long Term Substitute for a Behavioral Resource Room in Agawam, Massachusetts. She finished the school year in Agawam and then was hired as the Permanent Substitute Teacher at East Street School. She was then hired as a Grade 3 teacher. For  6 1/2 years she taught third grade and then decided to move to second grade.


Mrs. Potter lives in a nearby town with her husband,  two children and their cat.