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I am a transplant from Chicago, Illinois but I have lived in North Carolina since 1993 and worked for WCPSS since 2002. I began my career with WCPSS as a high school registrar at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh and ended up meeting Dr. Steidinger at a workshop. Needless to say, when the data manager job opened at Olive Chapel and I discovered she was the principal, I jumped at the chance to work under her leadership. I have sincerely enjoyed meeting the wonderful OCE families and collaborating with the truly fabulous teachers and staff here. They inspire me on a daily basis through the enthusiasm and love for learning they convey to their students. On a personal note, my husband John and I met at Southern Illinois University and have three daughters, Kara, Lindsay and Emily. Our oldest daughter Kara graduated from Wake Forest University and went on to receive a Master's in Nursing from UNC. She and her husband David live in Charlotte and have two adorable children that I LOVE spending time with! My youngest daughter Emily also graduated from Wake Forest University and is now a CPA in Washington DC. Our middle daughter, Lindsay graduated from Duke University and is in her final year of grad school to become a school counselor, hopefully in Wake County. In my spare time, I enjoy attending Zumba classes at the YMCA, creating jewelry and most of all traveling overseas with my extended family.