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In 1990 I earned my undergraduate degree from Bradley University, and in 1997 I completed my master's (1997) degree, also at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Growing up in central Illinois, I watched my father's passion working with high school and college students as a teacher and coach. This led me to understand why I could not imagine doing anything other than positively impacting students of all ages as my life long mission/career. For the first 17 years in education, I had the pleasure of teaching in the classroom in Peoria, IL; Tampa, FL; and Cary, NC. When I became an administrator, I was an AP in WCPSS for 2 1/2 years and then became the principal at Yates Mill Elementary for 4 years. In January of 2015, I had the pleasure of becoming the principal at West Lake Middle School. Working at WLMS and with our students is one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. When I am not at school, I enjoy exercising, shopping, and spending time with my family.
My undergraduate degree was earned at Elizabeth City State University and my masters degree at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have worked in numerous public schools and in three different school districts. This is my fifth year at WLMS. In my free time I enjoy, watching HGTV and the DIY network. I also play in basketball and flag football leagues around Wake County.
I earned my bachelor degree at St. John's University, and my master's degrees at City College of New York and NC State University. This is my second year as an assistant principal at West Lake Middle School and my 28th year in education. Other than the 2 1/2 years I served as Assistant Principal of Instruction at Sanderson High School, prior to coming to WLMS, I have worked only in middle schools. I spent 7 years teaching middle school in the New York City Public School System. Since moving to North Carolina 20 years ago, I taught at Davis Drive Middle School for 13 years. In 2010, I transitioned to administration and helped to open Holly Grove Middle School. I absolutely feel at home in the middle school environment and love working with students as they grow and develop their own unique personalities. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my son and my daughter, who are the light of my life.
I earned my bachelor's degree at Bowling Green State University and my master's degree at NC State University. This is my second year here at West Lake Middle School. Previously, I taught 8th grade science at Holly Grove MS for 5 years and at Reedy Creek MS for 5 years. I’m very excited about helping all students reach their goals and understand what it takes to achieve those goals. In my free time I love spending time with my wife and rooting for my native home sports teams (Browns, Indians, and Cavs). When I grow up I want to be a superhero.