Welcome to Kindergarten! I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher
this year! This will be my eleventh year teaching kindergarten at University Park Elementary and I have loved being a part of this community.
In 1977, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Mississippi College. In 1979, I was granted a Rotary Fellowship and studied education in Adelaide, South Australia. Upon returning home, I accepted an opportunity to work as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. That job brought me to Dallas and I flew out of Delta’s DFW base until I took early retirement in 2005. That same year, I wanted to return to my elementary education roots. I was fortunate to be offered a position as a kindergarten instructional assistant at University Park Elementary, which I accepted. A year later, I became a kindergarten teacher. In 2012, I graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a Master’s Degree in Reading.
Each year I find that the time spent with my class brings more and more opportunities for me to stretch and deepen each child’s love of learning. No doubt this year will be the same. I am looking forward to a purposeful and fun year of learning with your child.