I started teaching and coaching in 2005 with Alief Independent School District. I have taught at the intermediate, middle, and high school levels; teaching math, science, social studies, physical education, and AVID.
Being able to play volleyball at the collegiate level was always a a goal of mine. I was able to attend Blinn Junior College and the University of Louisiana at Monroe on a full volleyball athletic scholarship as a defensive specialist/libero. I earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree in 2004 from ULM, and went on to receive my teaching certificate through the Alief Alternative Certification/St. Thomas University Program in January of 2007. My most recent proud accomplishment was completing my Master of Science degree in Health/Human Performance at Texas Southern University.
My educational philosophy is based on my beliefs that learning educational content is important in the classroom. But just as important, is learning about life. My challenge as an educator and a coach is to bundle the two into a package that is both interesting and useful to the students. Learning to play the game of life is one of the most valuable tools a student can acquire in school. Seeing students grow, mature, and begin to see that situations do have alternatives when you have the courage to make the right choice is a valuable experience. Leadership skills are then developed in young people. When self-discipline is added to the equation, dedication and attention to detail can be developed.
While I am not a native Houstonian, I hve been here for 24 years, and grew up in the Alief area. I recently moved to Richmond, TX. Playing sports as well as watching them, spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and spoiling my nephews are what I enjoy most. I am excited about being part of the Fort Bend ISD family, and the Hightower Cane Nation!