Degrees and Certifications:
I am a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). I graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014 with a Master's in Educational Leadership. I hold an Elementary Education Teaching Certificate with endorsements in middle school social studies and science. I also have certification as an Elementary Principal.
I began my career, 20 years ago, in OKC teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade social studies and science before coming to Moore Public Schools. I taught 3rd and 4th grade at Apple Creek Elementary for 5 years. I then moved to Bryant Elementary, where I taught 4th grade for 7 years. I have been at Wayland Bonds, teaching 3rd grade since 2012.
The Moore Lions are my alma mater! I also attended elementary and middle school in Moore, Oklahoma.
My passion is science! I worked as a consultant for Nancy Larson Publishers where I helped create the 4th grade science curriculum.
I am currently the Director of Tutoring for Moore Public Schools. The Tutorial Program is free for 4th-8th grade students. Please see the link on my home page for more details.
I love teaching! I have high expectations for my students, which leads to elevated results! I feel very fortunate to be able to spend each day with the remarkable staff and students at Wayland Bonds Elementary!