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I am a passionate school leader with over 23 years of experience in the Wake County Public School System ranging from classroom teacher at Rand Road and Middle Creek Elementary Schools to leadership positions at River Bend, Poe Montessori Magnet and Walnut Creek Elementary Schools. I also served for three years at the NC Department of Public Instruction as a member of a State Assistance Team where I served in Weldon City Schools as well as Edgecombe County Schools. As a Raleigh native, I am also a proud product of this wonderful school district and fortunate to be able to give back to the school system that has given so much to me. Although an educator, I am also the wife to an amazing husband, Maurice, and mother to a wonderful son, Kairon, who happens to be my absolute greatest accomplishment and keeps me on my toes. Kairon is a senior at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. I also have a second son, Knight, a spoiled two-year-old German Shepard who has stolen my heart.
My favorite quote as it relates to student achievement and social justice is, "We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do this. Whether we do it or not must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we have not done it so far.'' This quote was penned by Rod Edmonds almost 40 years ago and is still relevant today. It guides my work daily and has shaped my leadership practices and perspectives.
I am excited to lead our school in turning all students’ dreams into reality by ensuring that each day, we live out the words of our school's guiding mission:
Yates Mill Elementary School community members will collaborate to increase the achievement of all students by providing high-quality differentiated classroom instruction that fosters excellence to promote academic and personal growth.
Committed to serving the Yates Mill Elementary School family with pride, I am honored to join such an amazing school community. Let’s make this year one of the best!
We dream BIG at Yates!