I earned my undergraduate degree from Syracuse University (Elementary Education K-6, Special Education K-12). I earned my Masters of Education degree from Bridgewater State College (Reading K-12). I have been teaching for nearly two decades in four states and eight schools. I have been the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award at three elementary schools in Wake County (Barwell Road, Rand Road, and Washington). I have also received an Employee Excellence award while at Rand Road. I enjoy traveling with my family and spending time at the family farm.