All About Me!
I am originally from Natchez, Mississippi, but grew up in Lewisville, TX. I graduated from Lewisville HS and attended Texas A&M University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Elementary Education (Early Childhood Education Emphasis) in December of 2000, after student teaching at Lakeland Elementary in Lewisville. I took a mid-year position in Coppell, Texas for full day Kindergarten and then taught 3rd grade in Istanbul, Turkey for the 2001-2002 school year. After arriving home from Turkey, I started teaching first grade for two years at Old Settlers in Flower Mound. At this point, I decided I wanted to make the move to Denton. I taught for 3 years at Lee (1st grade for 2 years and Kindergarten for one year). In that time, I received my certification to teach ESL (English as a Second Language). After that, I was excited about the possibility of opening up a new school, so I joined the Nelson 1st Grade team when the school opened in 2007! After 3 years on the Nelson 1st Grade Team, I decided to transition into Reading Intervention by teaching Reading Recovery here at Nelson. I did that for 2 years and learned so much about the reading process! I went back to 1st for a while at Nelson to use what I learned and started doing more with STEM in elementary. I started the first K-2 Engineering club and have enjoyed doing that in my free time!
This will be my 18th year teaching overall, and I'm excited about my move up to 3rd Grade!I love to:read (a lot!), hang out with friends, travel, drink chai tea from Starbucks, take photographs of people and places, write, kayak, and dance!Back to Welcome Page