This is my sixth year teaching special education and my second year as a middle school English and Language Arts teacher. I previously taught for seven years in grades 1-4th in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Jacksonville and Tyler, Texas. I received my Bachelor’s in Journalism from Southern Methodist University and worked as a reporter in Lufkin, Texas. During that time, I realized that I wanted to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a teacher. I completed my Education schooling at The University of Colorado Springs at Colorado and went on to earn my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I enjoy spending time with my husband, two high school boys and two dogs when I am not working. I love working with children and look forward to a great year at Hodges Bend Middle School.