This is my sixth year of teaching Special Education for public schools, and my fourth wonderful year as a Special Educator here at Oakland. The growth I see my students make inspires me, and I cherish my time with them. I homeschooled my two daughters for three years prior to coming to Oakland. I have a fourth grader this year at Oakland, and a sixth grader starting new adventures at James Bowie Middle School. I attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2000. I then attended Baylor Law School and graduated with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2003. After four years of legal practice representing injured workers, I decided to pursue teaching in the field of Special Education. In May 2017, I graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with a Literacy Studies focus. In January 2020, I will begin a Masters of Education in Special Education, Diagnostician Certification, with the University of Houston-Victoria. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends, and I also enjoy running. I am currently training to complete another half marathon in 2020.