This is my 14th year teaching. I have taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, reading and writing. I spent the first five years of my career in HISD as a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA teacher. I am coming to Ronald Thornton Middle School from Stafford Middle School, where I taught 7th grade ELA and also served as the middle school ELA department head. My husband, Tamon, and I moved to Houston from Atlanta in 2008, but he is a Houston native. I am an "Army Brat," so I was born in Germany and have lived in several states. We have two children, Amaya and Anaiah. Amaya will be in 8th grade this year, and Anaiah just turned 3 in May. I'm the oldest of three children; my brother serves in the U.S. Army and my sister is an Army wife. Each year of my teaching career has been memorable, from working with wonderful teachers to watching former students go on to high school, graduate, go to college or get their first job.
In my classroom, I promote an atmosphere of safety, trust, respect and communication. I believe that success can be achieved when we work together! I look forward to new beginnings at RTMS and am eager to be a part of such a supportive, helpful, enthusiastic community of lifelong learners!