About

I am a teacher, currently serving as the Director for Professional Learning in a North Texas Public School District. I am passionate about adult learning that meets the expectations  we have for our classrooms and models the best practices we know empowers learners.


In the spring of 1998, I was a college freshman without a major, purpose, or faint idea of what I was going to be when I “grew up”. That same semester I packed my bags and headed around the world to teach English in China.

I returned six weeks later with a few souvenirs and a goal for my life. I fell in love with learning. I fell in love with students. I fell in love with teaching. I knew that I would not be happy until I had a classroom and students of my own. The following semester, I enrolled in a Teacher Education Program.

Fast forward almost 20 years…

  • I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I “grow up”.
  • I am still willing to take big risks.
  • I am still happiest when I am teaching (my students are just more mature).
  • I am still learning.

Be kind. Enjoy the process.

Learn something everyday. Choose joy.

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