I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Phoenix. I obtained my teaching certification in EC-12 Special Education. I started my journey with Fort Bend ISD in 2017 as a substitute teacher. After subbing, I became part of the FSMS family as a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department. 2021-2022 will be my second-year teaching and it has been challenging but an amazing journey. “WE ALL LEARN DIFFERENTLY”, so it’s my goal to help my students be successful in the classroom.
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother to 10 amazing human beings (Adria, Aiden, Caleb, Cameron, Cierra, Darius, Jalen, Kaden, Malachi, and Xavier). I’m an author, model, motivational speaker, and writer.
For more than 15-years, I’ve been an advocate for Alzheimer’s Awareness after my mother was diagnosed with this devastating disease. I’m also the Founder and President of the Houston Vitiligo Awareness Movement (HVAM), an affiliate of VitFriends Vitiligo Support Group, a non-profit organization that provides support to individuals living with vitiligo. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease , disorder, condition (depending on the audience) that causes white patches to appear on parts of the body. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin are destroyed. VITILIGO IS NOT CONTAGIOUS! It can affect anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender. I started this group because I was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of ten. I was treated differently (bullied, teased, isolated) because I looked different. The fact is people are afraid of what they aren’t educated about.
It’s no surprise that I’ve always wanted to make a difference in the lives of anyone made to feel different because of how they look or how they learn. It’s one of the reasons I love working in Special Education. I want to be the light that helps open the minds of our students to understand and support differences. My friend and award-winning photographer, Rick Guidotti, founder of Positive Exposure, says, “CHANGE HOW YOU SEE. SEE HOW YOU CHANGE.”
We can make a difference even when we’re different!