Degrees and Certifications:
I am excited to return to the Yates Mill community as the AIG teacher. I grew up an Army brat, but call NC home having lived here since middle school. I attended West Millbrook Middle School, Sanderson High School and NC State University. I howl loudly for the Wolfpack as I was the Female Wolf during my time there!
Teaching is a 2nd career for me having started out in Radio/TV Broadcasting and Public Relations upon graduation from NCSU. I followed my heart and after working in the “real world” for 5 years, quit my job and enrolled in Meredith College to obtain my certification in Elementary Education.
I landed my 1st job in Wake County teaching 5th grade at Lincoln Heights G/T Magnet in 1994. After three years, I decided to teach internationally and traveled to Caracas, Venezuela where I taught 5th grade for three years at Escuela Campo Alegre. While there, I also completed my Master’s degree in Elementary Education with international educators from all parts of the globe! I returned to my roots at Lincoln Heights where I taught 3rd and 4th grades, was an Instructional Resource Teacher, Intervention and AIG teacher. I started at Yates Mill Elementary in 2012 teaching 4th grade, Intervention, and most recently AIG.
I will split my time between YMES and Buckhorn Creek as the AIG teacher at both schools. I am a passionate educator who loves to inspire and encourage students to think critically, creatively and often! I am married, have three children, and a Boxer puppy. In my free time I love to travel, spend time with friends, my family, read, and laugh!