Welcome to fourth grade! I am looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year! This school year will be my 17th year teaching and my 9th year at UP.
Born and raised in Dallas,Texas, I attended school in Richardson Independent School District and graduated from JJ Pearce High School. After high school, I went to the University of Texas at Austin where I studied general and special education. Hook ‘Em Horns! Several years later, I attended SMU for graduate school where my focus was literacy and gifted education.
Through all of my schooling and studies, my passion for literacy has grown deeper and deeper each year- a passion I always strive to pass on to my students. Since coming to UP, I have been blessed with ongoing opportunities to grow professionally, and I am always looking forward to what's UP next! In 2011-2012, I was honored as the UP Teacher of the Year, a title I will always value.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and dog, Patches. I like going to movies, traveling when I get the chance, going to new coffee shops, Northpark Mall, cooking, and trying new restaurants in Dallas. I am also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan! Let's go Cowboys! I love writing in my journal browsing bookstores and buying new books for my classroom...although I'm running out of room!!!
Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Texas @ Austin
Master of Education from SMU
General Education, 1-8
Special Education, K-12
Master Reading Teacher, K-12
Gifted Education, K-12
ABYDOS Writing Trainer, K-12