Orangefield High School
Sam Houston State University
My degree is Elementary Education with specializations in reading and early childhood education. I am also ESL (English Second Language) certified and GT (gifted and talented) trained.
I began teaching in Dayton in 2010.
Before moving to Dayton I taught kindergarten and first grade for 19 years in Round Rock ISD. I have also taught kindergarten, pre-1st and first grade in Splendora ISD, first grade in Willis ISD, and second and fourth grades in Magnolia ISD.
My desire to become a teacher began when I was in second grade at McLewis Elementary. After graduation from Orangefield High School I went to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Upon graduation from SHSU with a degree in Elementary Education I was able to achieve this lifelong dream.
Early literacy is one of my teaching passions, as I believe reading and writing are the key to success in all subjects of study. The joy of young children discovering independence in literacy makes kindergarten an exciting year. Parents play an important role modeling ways literacy is used in their lives. It is also important that parents partner with the teacher to ensure children are being read to and with on a daily basis. The home practice helps to strengthen skills as they are developed at school.