I grew up in the Dallas area after spending my early years living on Yakota Air Force Base in Japan. I graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas and attended Texas A&M University where I met my husband Michael. Our family includes one son (John Michael), two daughters (Adrianna and Katerina), our sons-in-law (Nic and Jacob), our grandson (Taylor) plus a new granddaughter due to arrive in December, three dogs (Chloe, Reveille and Marley), and four cats (Stella, Wild Cat, Dallas and Witten).
Teaching is a second career for me and was fostered by the desire to better understand the educational needs of one of our children who has special needs. I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree from Texas Women’s University with a concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum. My education also includes a Bachelor of Science degree from TWU with a focus in Special Education and behavior management.
I have been part of the Hebron Valley Elementary family since 2006 when I joined the campus to teach fourth grade for the spring semester. Then next school year I joined the third grade team where I taught until moving to Kindergarten in Fall 2013. I have been honored as HVE’s Teacher of the Year and have also been privileged to receive a lifetime membership from the Parent Teacher Association here at Hebron Valley Elementary.
My approach to teaching is fairly simple:
Treat students with the dignity and respect they deserve while holding them accountable to excel to the best of their abilities, concurrently giving their parents/guardians the information they need to ensure their child's success.
As a teacher, I will: